Monday, December 19, 2016

Pokemon Go: 3 New Ways to Play Gen 2 Pokemon

Pokemon Go has finally launched the Generation 2 Pokemon, in a way different from the launch of the Gen 1. Except for the Legendary Pokemon, the Generation 1 Pokemon can be caught in the wild. 7 Gen 2 Pokemon have been released now, along with a hidden Pokemon. The way to get them is more complicated than catching them in the wild. If you want to get the Baby Pokemon, you will need to know a few features. 
1. No wild Pokemon are available; you can only get them by hatching eggs.
The currently available baby Pokemon can only be hatched. You can hatch Cleffa and Igglybuff from 2 km eggs, Togepi and Pichu from 5 km eggs and Smoochum, Elekid and Magby from 10 km eggs.
pokemon go baby pokemon
Moreover, it takes quite a bit luck to hatch Pokemon from eggs due to the low rate. The most disappointing is that now you can still hatch the grown form of the baby Pokemon from eggs. While the rate is high, you can still hatch Pikachu, which is pretty weird. 
2. Easter Egg for Buddy Pokemon
You can make the baby Pokemon your Buddy Pokemon, and the walking distance ranges from 1 km to 5 km. Except for Togepi, there is no need to set the other 6 Pokemon as Buddy to change for Candy. But it's worth noting that there is an Easter Egg for using baby Pokemon as your Buddy.
pokemon go buddy pokemon
If you use baby Pokemon as your Buddy Pokemon, the trainer will be able to hold them with both hands, which is sweet. But, among the 7 released baby Pokemon, only Igglybuff doesn't allow this Easter Egg. Instead, Igglybuff will float around the trainer, which is dreamy. After being made Buddy Pokemon, Pikachu will jump onto trainer's shoulder after walking 10 km, so many trainers believe that Pichu will do the same. However, the test shows that despite 10 km walking, Pichu will still in the hold of the trainer. 
3. Togepi can evolve into a hidden Pokemon
While only 7 baby Pokemon have been released, there is a hidden Pokemon Togetic, the evolved form of Togepi. Togetic is the only Gen 2 Pokemon in a grown-up form. If you want to get Togetic, you can only evolved it from Togepi. The fastest way is to hatch Togepi and get a lot of Togepi. Otherwise, you will have to make Togepi your Buddy Pokemon and save Candy to get it evolved. 
Togetic Stats
Max CP: 1553
ATK: 140
DEF: 191
STA: 110
Class: Normal
Attacking Movesets: Zen Headbutt/Dazzling Gleam
Defending Movesets: Steel Wing/Dazzling Gleam

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Pokemon Go Hatching Speed: 58% of the Riding Distance Will Be Counte

While Niantic has released Speed Lock to prevent trainers from playing Pokemon Go while driving, Pokemon Go in fact cannot accurately count trainers' walking distance regardless of how they travel. What is the number of kilometers that Pokemon Go can successfully count at different speeds? The results are surprising. 

pokemon go hatching distance
If you are walking at an average speed of 1.2 mph (1.6 km / h) on a straight road, the game can record up to 80% of the kilometers traveled. If you are running on a straight road, it can record up to 80% of the distance. If you ride with a speed above 15 mph(24.1 km/h) on a straight road, which surpasses the Speed Lock 6.5 mph (10 km/h), 66% of the distance can be actually countd. In the case of a detour, it can record up to 58% of the distance, which is way more than the supposed 10%. 
Test results are very intuitive. The faster you travel, the less distance will be countd. Some players are happy with the result and some are not. Trainers who drive a lot can hatch eggs while driving, and trainers who walk a lot can only travel by foot to get egg hatched. Up to 88% of the distance will be countd if you walk on a straight road, so the remaining 12% is a entirely wasted effort. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pokemon Go Gen 2 Easter Egg and Buddy Walking Distance Chart

Pokemon Go just released 7 new Pokemon, which is a bit disappointing because Pokemon are difficult to get and will turn back into Gen 1 Pokemon after evolution. Nevertheless, some players have soon found Pokemon Easter Eggs. Just like the previous Pikachu Easter Egg, this can be found in the Buddy system.
Pokemon go gen 2 buddy system
After Pokemon are hatched out, many players make them Buddy Pokemon and soon find this cute Easter Egg. I believe many players remember that walking with Buddy Pokemon for 10 km you will get it riding on your shoulder. Currently, as long as the Pokemon is used as the Buddy Pokemon, it will be held by the trainer by both hands. 
Currently, the Pokemon that you can hold in ands include Togepi and Pichu. It looks like the animation where Misty holds Togepi in the hands. You can give it a try. 
Here is a chart of Pokemon Go Buddy walking distance chart. If you want to get Togepi evolved into the #8 hidden Pokemon Togetic, it will take a bit effort. 
1 km:
5 km:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Starbucks Is Announced To Be An Official Partner Of Pokemon GO

pokemon go starbucks
Starbucks is announced to be an official partner of Pokemon GO. Below are the details.
We are happy to announce that Starbucks is now an official partner of Pokémon GO.
Starbucks has a long-standing commitment to providing spaces for social interaction and real-world community building in its extensive network of locations. We appreciate their role in creating safe, welcoming locations for people from all walks of life to come together for refreshment and social engagement. Starting 11 A.M. PST on December 8th, this new partnership will transform 7,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States into PokéStops and Gyms, giving Trainers even more places to play and to engage with their local Pokémon GO communities. And to cap it all off, Starbucks is creating a special-edition Pokémon GO Frappuccino® for everyone!
Whether you’re on your daily morning commute or just out exploring your neighborhood with your loved ones, make sure you collect items from the new Starbucks PokéStops or battle in the new Gyms with your favorite Pokémon!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December 7 Pokemon Go Press Conference: Verify Starbucks Pokemon GO Related Event?

Pokemon Go players' long anticipated major update is going to come! There have been reports that Pokemon Go will launch a big update in December before Christmas. The update is expected to release the Generation 2 and trading system. Recently, more Starbucks internal documents revealed that Pokemon Go would launch new Pokemon on December 8.
Pokemon Go Press Conference Date
Niantic announced that the Pokemon Go press conference with Sprint will start at 08:30, December 7 on Pacific Standard Time (PST). With the discovered Pokemon Go Gen 2 code and information on Pokemon Go trading feature, players believe that on tomorrow's press conference Pokemon Go will announce the event with Sprint and release Gen 2 Pokemon. We will only have to wait half a day for the details. 
Starbucks Pokemon GO Related Event
Starbucks internal website information shows Pokemon Go logo and PokeStop pictures. It even points out that Pokemon Go will roll out a new update on December 8 (Thursday) and there will be "New Pokemon". Starbucks stores in United States will become PokeStop and Gym.
pokemon go starbucks leak
As more details are revealed about Starbucks Pokemon GO related event and the upcoming press conference, we have good reasons to believe that the rumors will come true. If you need to Buy Pokemon Go accounts to take part in the events, you can choose where we provide with you with the safest and cheapest Pokemon go accounts with instant delivery.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pokemon Go Researcher jFarr hatched a total of 169 eggs

Researcher jFarr hatched a total of 169 eggs (not including 10km eggs). The expected counts are 169 x 669 / 1715 = 65.925 2km eggs and 169 x 1046 / 1715 = 103.075 5km eggs. Next we take the square of the difference between the expected and observed count and divide it by the expected count. In our example, jFarr got 67 2km eggs and 102 5km eggs, so we get values (67 - 65.925)^2/65.925 = 0.0175 and (102 - 103.075)^2/103.075 = 0.0112. These values give a measure of how much the expected and observed counts differ from each other.
We add up the values for all trainers, and come up to a total of 43.905. If the egg distribution were independent of PokeStop, this total would follow a chi-squared distribution with 25 degrees of freedom. The number of degrees of freedom is calculated as:
(#researchers - 1) x (#egg types - 1) = 25 x 1 = 25
We can now calculate the p-value, this is the probability that a random variable following a chi-squared distribution with 25 degrees of freedom is 43.905 or larger. The result is:
p = 0.0111
This is lower than the 0.05 threshold for significance, so we have concluded that the hypothesis that distance distribution is independent of PokeStop has been refuted (See Note 2).
We continued by looking at the individual species hatched. It is believed that the contents of an egg are already determined upon receiving it at a PokeStop (largely due to the fact that Pokemon with legacy movesets were hatched after global moveset changes, among other compelling reasons). Under the assumption that this is true (most importantly: hatching location is not important) we can research the contents of the eggs. The counts for individual species are too low to do any meaningful testing, so we had to group different species together. One way to do this is to compare the distribution between Water and non-Water Pokemon from 5km eggs. It's important that we look at 5km eggs only; if we looked at all eggs, a difference in species distribution could be caused by the difference in distance distribution we just discovered.
We ran a chi-squared test similar as before to the counts of Water and non-Water Pokemon from 5km eggs. This test gave a p-value of p=0.1728, which means we did not find a significant difference in the contents of 5km eggs of the different researchers. Other ways of grouping up species have also been tried, but none gave a significant result.
Despite not getting a result here, we are still very interested in the distribution of individual species from eggs and we will be running further, more specific, experiments in the future.

Note 1:
The chi-squared test requires that no more than 20% of the expected counts are lower than 5. If we included 10km eggs, this would not be the case.
Note 2:
Strictly speaking, we can only conclude that the researchers obtained egg distances from different distributions. It could theoretically be the case that this is caused by something other than PokeStop location (such as time of day, level, etc.). More research is planned to help confirm/isolate factors affecting egg drop distributions.


Pokemon Go Study: PokeStops

We are often asked, "Do some PokeStops give out different egg species?" or "Do some PokeStops give out more 10km or 2km Eggs?"
Because of the difficulty in gathering this data, the world has been in the dark regarding PokeStop egg drop rates and distributions. We still don't know all the answers, but today we get to share a new, significant finding!
26 Silph Researchers undertook a grueling task: each researcher collected and hatched 50 eggs from a single Pokestop, allowing us to analyze whether different Pokestops gave different eggs. Nearly all 26 researchers managed to acquire the target 50, and some managed to get up to 180. In total 1,841 eggs were hatched, and the contents have been recorded and analyzed.
After analysis, we are confident that not all Pokestops award eggs from the same distribution.
In other words, we witnessed some travelers receiving significantly more 2k eggs and others receiving significantly more 5k eggs from their PokeStop of choice! We can't yet say why, but the fact that not all PokeStops were observed to give out the same egg odds is a big deal. Look forward to more research as we continue learning about PokeStops and Eggs.
Now for the fun part: how we arrived at our conclusions!
First, we examined the distribution of egg-distances (ie, 2km, 5km, or 10km) for eggs from each PokeStop. One important reason for starting with this is because the distance is already determined at the PokeStop and the hatching location cannot have any influence on it. The distribution for each researcher is given in the following table:

Immediately, we suspected that not all PokeStops are awarding egg-distances from the same distribution. Here is a look at the ratio of 2km eggs to 5km eggs:

We decided to run a chi-squared test for independence on the data. This test checks whether it's plausible that the distance distribution is independent of PokeStop. We unfortunately obtained very few 10km eggs, so we are unable to include these in the test (See Note 1). So we looked only at the distribution between 2km and 5km eggs. This left a total of 1,715 eggs to analyze, 669 2km eggs and 1,046 5km eggs.
The first step of the chi-squared test is to calculate the expected number of 2km and 5km eggs for each researcher, based on their total number of hatches and the egg distribution of all trainers. Then we will test whether these expected counts differ significantly from the observed (actual) counts.