pokemon go

Official Site: Pokemon Go
Studio: Niantic
Launch Date: July 6, 2016
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: Android, iOS

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s November events are looking lean

Pokemon Go seems to be skipping the Turkey and giving us a lean-looking November, at least based on the leaks so far. That's not...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Party Play is peak Niantic

Pokemon Go's newest feature, Party Play, is out now, and it's... well, very Niantic. Since the feature was first datamined, it seemed like it...

Pokemon Go is introducing a new multiplayer feature called Party Play

When Pokemon Go first announced the Buddy System in 2016, we thought it would be a true multiplayer system. It wasn't, but maybe we're...

Remember that report about cops fired for playing Pokemon Go on duty? There’s video now, and it’s worse

Way back in 2016 and 2017, it was rare to see a month go by without some sort of dreadful story about Pokemon Go...

The Soapbox: The real cost of breaking trust with gamers

There's a quote going around these days in gaming spheres about trust being like a broken vase that can be fixed but will never...

Massively Overthinking: The impact of jump start servers in MMOs

With Chris' Choose My Adventure run on Lost Ark - specifically, on its jump-start servers - coming to a close, I thought it would...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s October events are early with tricks if not treats

Pokemon Go news this month feels like Christmas. We usually don't get news until days before the new month starts, if that. But this...

Massively Overthinking: Massively Overwhelming content in MMORPGs

This past weekend, I picked up my first premium house in Lord of the Rings Online after much hemming and hawing. I didn't expect...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Adventure Abounds repeats old problems while skipping Galar

Way back in 2016, we noted that Pokemon Go and Niantic could skip generations to focus on whatever was most relevant on Nintendo consoles....

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go delivered a merely average Go Fest, bugs and all

This year's Pokemon Go Global Go Fest 2023 has officially ended, and it was... OK. It could've been a lot worse. Last year's Go...

Massively on the Go: Our planning guide for Pokemon Go Global Go Fest 2023

While the timing and quantity of events change each year, Pokemon Go is holding its global Go Fest 2023 August 26th and 27th this round....

Massively on the Go: A practical guide to Pokemon Go gym defense

One thing I learned while at Pokemon Go’s Las Vegas Hoenn Tour and traveling in Japan recently was people still aren't great at defending gyms, but it's...

Massively on the Go: Orna’s pet-battler is fluffy – but not cheap

Usually here on Massively on the Go, we have a lot of good things to say about Orna: The GPS RPG and its dev...

Vague Patch Notes: Contemplating the origin of the Big Five in the MMO space

A few weeks back, I talked about the various tiers of MMORPGs, and that included a discussion of what we call the Big Five...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go August update mentions Go Fest but lacks communication

August is generally a big month for Pokemon Go and Niantic, but the past year (as you can see from our caveat blurbs at...

Niantic’s Monster Hunter Now MMOARG opens prereg ahead of September 14 launch

Don't look now, but Niantic is spinning up a few more plates and hoping they don't come crashing to the ground: As previously announced,...

Massively on the Go: Niantic’s Pokemon Go Plus+ debacle illuminates a big metaverse pitfall

Don't let that title fool you, dear readers; we're not really talking about NFTs, blockchain, or the metaverse itself. Instead, we're addressing the oft-repeated...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brings out a very Normal gorilla

We now know what the July 28th-30th and August 4th-6th Pokemon Scarlet and Violet tera raid 'mon will be: Rillaboom. While we've had some tough...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO Routes are already problematic and unsafe

Pokemon Go and Niantic by the time you read this, will have launched a new feature: routes. While we covered the event and a...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic is sleeping on summer

Despite Niantic telling Pokemon Go players that it has a "blockbuster slate of summer features" coming up, the summer has been quite a disappointment...