[Idea] Give a small toast popup when you catch a pokemon or spin a stop informing you of your current Item/Pokemon count.


[Idea] Give a small toast popup when you catch a pokemon or spin a stop informing you of your current Item/Pokemon count.

So I'm thinking this: Your current max Pokemon storage is 900 and you're sitting on 880 right now (just an example, please don't get offended that I didn't perfectly predict your personal storage limits). You see a Pidgey and catch it. In the top corner of your screen you get a small message "Pokemon Storage 881 of 900" and after 2 seconds or so it goes away.

The same could happen when you spin a stop or a gym. I also think it would be a good idea if their was a setting where you could adjust the duration of these notifications or disable them altogether if you don't care for them (0s duration)

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[Discussion] The upcoming trading system has seriously blown my mind by the genius that is integrated in it.


[Discussion] The upcoming trading system has seriously blown my mind by the genius that is integrated in it.

I might be a league ahead of myself, and this is just speculations, but if I understand the potential that what Niantic did with trading, then it's truly genius.

Just to be clear, I'm going to talk about how Pokémon's IVs get re-randomized when traded.

We're not sure how this will work yet, but I hope The Silph Road will leap onto it as soon as the update is live, but in my mind it has the potential to be a truly brilliant feature.

I'll get it out of the way how randomizing a pokémon's IVs is a good way to hinder the black market that will surely emerge in Pokémon Go. Bravo Niantic.

Now onward to the much deeper and truly genius implications.

From what I've read, it seems like the traded pokémon's IVs won't be fully randomized. In the update they talk about how the potential range of possible new IVs will be affected by your friendship level with the other player, with a higher friendship level having a significantly smaller range TOWARDS THE UPPER END.

What I believe this might mean is that, if you trade with a newly added friend, the new IVs will be fully random from 0-15, but if you trade with a "best friend", the IVs are guaranteed to be randomized to great IVs, probably within a range similar to egg-hatched, raids and quests, from 10-15.

What all this could mean is that trading a pokémon with BAD IVs to a "best friend" will transform it into a pokémon with GOOD IVs.

So if you find a rare pokémon with garbage IVs, you can, instead of transferring, save it until you can meet up with a friend that you're "best friend" with, trade it, get the candy for it, AND your friend might get a rare pokémon with Great IVs!

The genius brilliance that is blowing my mind is how such a change would transform one of the game's most mundane and basic actions, transferring away unwanted pokémon, into a social experience and a reason to meet up with other players.

I would love to meet up with a couple of friends just to trade junk IV rares, and with each 100 stardust trade have the chance of obtaining a rare pokémon with egg-hatch equivalent IVs.

I did not see this coming, and I am truly impressed if this is how this feature will work.

Why is distance tracking still so bad?


Why is distance tracking still so bad?

I went out running with my phone today and decided to turn on POGO as I ran. I started a fresh 2 km egg as I ran and when I finished I had .74 km. I had ran well over 2 km but it doesn’t matter if I run 3 or 5 miles the distance never adds up, not even close to half. It’s been 2 years, why is the distance tracking still so bad?

[Idea] Add the ability to “watch” an already caught Pokémon so if it’s nearby it will show first on tracker.


[Idea] Add the ability to “watch” an already caught Pokémon so if it’s nearby it will show first on tracker.

[Idea Mock-Up] https://imgur.com/a/p18Lx1L

The idea is that you can watch one Pokémon (through Pokédex) and if it’s nearby you can see it on the tracker first no matter on the distance. This is similar to how New, Uncaught Pokémon appear in the tracker now, except that it’s one you’ve already caught. So even if it would be the 9th slot in nearby.. it’s automatically boosted to the 1st slot (or second if there’s a new one around) This would be limited to one Pokémon. Maybe you could get notified?? Or not, maybe that’s too easy? But it would be nice to know when something you want, but already have is around…

Just an idea!

DEAR NIANTIC – ideas and suggestions for the devs


DEAR NIANTIC – ideas and suggestions for the devs

Hey Niantic! You guys made a game we all have a lot of feelings about…and this is our spot to express those feelings and make some statements about ways we think the game could be even better for us – and by extension, you!

If you want to complain about the game in a less constructive way please do so in the Salty Sunday – Rage Rants and complaints thread.

Here you will find ideas and suggestions – a mix of the positive posts and constructive criticism that reddit's Pokemon Go community have compiled and discussed and up/downvoted by importance and validity for us all. If there's one post on /r/pokemongo you guys should be paying attention to, it's this one, so please do.


Hey /r/PokemonGo Trainers! This recurring monthly post is for you guys. Sort posts by "top" to see what has been voted most important so far, but consider sorting by "new" as well to weigh in on the most recent ideas!

Please pay attention to the /r/PokemonGo rules for commenting behavior and civility, and use the report button when necessary to alert the mods to any post or thread that needs a review!

Niantic is on fire! (Edit)


Niantic is on fire! (Edit)

Edit: It seems like my previous post was removed from TSR, so I decided to move it here instead! I normally don't post here too often, but this sub seems like the more better place for this sort of thing so I hope none of you mind my presence too much.

Anyways, with Research quests, cleverly planned out events, new releases and community days Niantic is on complete fire! There's been a lot of speculation on whether or not trading would ever come into the game, and if so how it would be implemented to handle with and deal with cheaters.

I'm sure this is a method that pretty much no one ever expected, and this actually makes things a hundred times more interesting and benefits players all around. I've heard about a lot of people who quit GO because there was a lack of core mechanics, and others who argued that the game should have been fundamental from the very beginning and refuse to support the game because of these reasons.

However, Niantic has come a long way from their version early release back in 2016, and I'm super proud of how far we've all come! Although Pokémon GO had a very rocky start from their early access release, each year brought with us new memories and you can't say that Niantic hasn't gotten their act together and hasn't learned from their past and unfortunate mistakes.

I've been a longtime fan of Pokémon ever since I was little, and I've been playing GO since day one and I still wouldn't change a single thing about it. I've always had high hopes for this game, and it's never about where the journey starts but instead where it ends.

Anyone who says that Pokémon GO is dead is completely wrong, and I'm super excited for the future to come with all of my fellow trainers! Thanks for making such an amazing game Niantic, and with trading maybe my dreams of collecting them all and becoming an official Shiny hunter will finally come true.

Happy hunting fellow trainers, and the best of luck to all of you!

~Stay purrfect!

Friendship raid bonuses… a multiaccounter’s wet dream?


Friendship raid bonuses… a multiaccounter’s wet dream?

"As your Friendship Level builds, you’ll then unlock bonuses when you play together. For example, when you and a Great Friend participate in a Gym battle or Raid Battle together, you can earn an Attack bonus to give your Pokémon an edge! "

This doesn't even mention the extra raid balls they get automatically. Sounds like the people that raid with 3+ accounts have been doing it right all along.