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How to play Pokemon Go computer input devices from home

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How to play Pokemon Go from home
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Anyone who computer input devices started playing Pokemon computer input devices Go from the computer input devices very beginning computer input devices will surely remember computer input devices the glorious summer computer input devices of 2016 where you couldn’t go computer input devices outside without seeing large computer input devices groups of happy Pokemon computer input devices Go players discovering computer input devices the joy of interacting with, computer input devices and catching, Pokemon in computer input devices the real world.

However, venturing computer input devices outside to computer input devices play Pokemon Go isn't computer input devices always possible, particularly right computer input devices now as computer input devices many players computer input devices are computer input devices having computer input devices to self-isolate computer input devices as a result computer input devices of the Covid-19 pandemic.

So we've put together this computer input devices guide on how you can computer input devices continue to play Pokemon Go from computer input devices your home.

How Covid-19 has affected Pokemon Go

How to play Pokemon Go from home

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Coronavirus computer input devices has swept through every country computer input devices in computer input devices the world leading to a global computer input devices pandemic computer input devices being declared. As a computer input devices result several countries computer input devices have declared a computer input devices nationwide lockdown preventing people from going outside computer input devices and computer input devices therefore computer input devices dramatically reducing the playability computer input devices of Pokemon Go in a significant computer input devices way. 

It’s easy to scoff at computer input devices the thought of Pokemon Go players computer input devices being unable to visit Pokestops or Gyms, computer input devices but computer input devices one of the prevailing computer input devices positive things that emerged computer input devices from the advent of computer input devices the game was how it was computer input devices changing computer input devices people’s lives for computer input devices the computer input devices better computer input devices - players were getting regular exercise, computer input devices it was improving mental health and computer input devices communities and friendships were computer input devices developed. As a result the lockdown computer input devices will have computer input devices been a huge blow to computer input devices the health and well-being of computer input devices many Pokemon Go players. 

Pokemon Go developers Niantic computer input devices acted to put the safety of computer input devices their computer input devices players computer input devices first and extended, computer input devices delayed and then cancelled computer input devices many of the events it had announced. In computer input devices particular computer input devices the game's computer input devices Community computer input devices Day, computer input devices Raid Hour and Safari Zone events computer input devices were stopped computer input devices as they encouraged mass gatherings of players - computer input devices while other raid events computer input devices have computer input devices also been cancelled "until further notice".

Beyond that though, Niantic computer input devices has also done its best to make computer input devices the most out computer input devices of a bad computer input devices situation by computer input devices implementing a set of sweeping computer input devices changes to the playability computer input devices of Pokemon Go which are computer input devices designed to enable players to still computer input devices get their computer input devices Pokemon Go computer input devices fix from the computer input devices comfort of computer input devices their own homes. 

What you can do on Pokemon Go from your own home?

How to play Pokemon Go from home

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Niantic has computer input devices made many home-friendly changes computer input devices so you can play Pokemon computer input devices Go without venturing computer input devices outside. In an computer input devices update released on March 12, computer input devices Niantic made the following changes:

  • Incense duration has been extended from half an hour to one hour
  • The hatching distance for eggs has been halved
  • Pokestops now drop more gifts than usual
  • Inventory limit of gifts has been increased from 10 to 20
  • The number of Pokemon that spawn in the wild has been increased
  • A bundle of 30 incense has been made available in the shop for the significantly reduced price of one Pokecoin.

In a computer input devices further update on computer input devices March 23, more in-game changes were computer input devices made. computer input devices A new computer input devices one Pokecoin bundle was made available computer input devices - this time for computer input devices 100 Pokeballs. Both the Pokeball computer input devices and computer input devices Incense computer input devices bundles were made available computer input devices until March 30 computer input devices but these bundles computer input devices are replaced computer input devices on computer input devices a weekly computer input devices basis (read on to find computer input devices out the latest). computer input devices In computer input devices addition, computer input devices the computer input devices following computer input devices changes were also made. 

Safari Zone computer input devices ticket holders computer input devices are receiving in-game bonuses computer input devices for playing at home, which include eight computer input devices hour incense computer input devices and a computer input devices guarantee computer input devices that computer input devices all Safari Zone computer input devices tasks will be able to computer input devices be completed computer input devices from home. The Genesect event computer input devices was also computer input devices adapted so that anyone computer input devices purchasing computer input devices the computer input devices event ticket computer input devices could complete computer input devices it computer input devices from computer input devices home. 

Niantic has also announced a computer input devices new computer input devices feature called computer input devices 'Today View' which collects computer input devices a whole bunch of useful information like computer input devices streaks computer input devices and current events in computer input devices one place computer input devices to allow computer input devices players to computer input devices keep computer input devices tabs of computer input devices their computer input devices game better.

How to play Pokemon Go from home

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While the computer input devices Lugia Raid week was cancelled, an computer input devices update on March 30 added a computer input devices new computer input devices one Pokecoin bundle which computer input devices was available computer input devices as a one-time purchase and computer input devices contained 50 Great computer input devices Balls. computer input devices Remember, these computer input devices Pokecoin bundles rotate weekly, with the computer input devices contents computer input devices changing each week. This bundle computer input devices was available until April 6.

In computer input devices addition, for the month of April, Shadow computer input devices Entei will computer input devices still be available to save computer input devices from computer input devices Giovanni, however there will computer input devices not computer input devices be a new computer input devices set computer input devices of Team Go Rocket Special Research. Those computer input devices who haven't finished The Shadowy Threat Grows yet, computer input devices have until the end of computer input devices April computer input devices to do so.

The Coconut Pokemon Alolan computer input devices Exeggutor will be available as a Research Breakthrough computer input devices encounter, and computer input devices it’ll come computer input devices with computer input devices bonus Stardust, until computer input devices May 1. In addition, Pokemon computer input devices Spotlight computer input devices Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour computer input devices will computer input devices continue to occur for computer input devices the month computer input devices of April.

"We computer input devices are computer input devices continuing to computer input devices prioritize updates computer input devices to Pokemon GO features and computer input devices experiences computer input devices that can computer input devices be computer input devices enjoyed in computer input devices individual computer input devices settings," Niantic wrote in the update. "Events may vary in certain computer input devices areas until further notice."

On computer input devices March 31, computer input devices Niantic rolled out a further updates, computer input devices including computer input devices changes to Pokemon Go Gym computer input devices interaction computer input devices distances computer input devices to computer input devices allow computer input devices players to "team up in Raid computer input devices Battles from home". 

"The computer input devices distance from which computer input devices you can interact with Gyms computer input devices has been computer input devices temporarily doubled, allowing computer input devices you to be computer input devices farther from computer input devices Gyms and other Trainers as you computer input devices challenge Raid Bosses," Niantic wrote. computer input devices "This change also computer input devices allows you to computer input devices spin Photo computer input devices Discs at Gyms if you computer input devices are computer input devices within the doubled distance; however, computer input devices it will not change the distance required computer input devices to spin Photo Discs at PokeStops."

A new one computer input devices Pokecoin bundle was computer input devices rolled out computer input devices on April 6 that contained computer input devices 20 Ultra computer input devices Balls and 15 Pinap computer input devices Berries. This bundle was available computer input devices until April 13. computer input devices On April computer input devices 13 this bundle computer input devices was then computer input devices replaced by computer input devices a new one Pokecoin bundle that contains 30 computer input devices Poke Balls, 20 Great Balls, 15 computer input devices Razz Berries and 20 computer input devices Pinap Berries. This bundle will be available computer input devices until April computer input devices 20.

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The latest update from computer input devices Niantic, to computer input devices help players enjoy Pokemon Go computer input devices from home, was computer input devices introduced on April 15 computer input devices and introduces the Remote Raid Pass computer input devices - which computer input devices will be available  in an upcoming computer input devices one computer input devices PokeCoin bundle that computer input devices will feature Remote Raid Passes and allows computer input devices players to access Raid Battles computer input devices from wherever they are. computer input devices  At launch, the computer input devices Remote Raid Pass computer input devices will also be available computer input devices to buy individually computer input devices for 100 PokeCoins.

The computer input devices Remote Raid pass allows Trainers to computer input devices join Raid computer input devices Battles as soon as computer input devices they begin, as computer input devices long computer input devices as the computer input devices raid is on the Nearby Raid view computer input devices or tappable computer input devices on the computer input devices Map computer input devices View. Only computer input devices one Remote Raid Pass computer input devices will computer input devices be required to join computer input devices the raid and you’ll only computer input devices be able to computer input devices hold a limited computer input devices amount of computer input devices Remote Raid Passes at computer input devices a computer input devices time. In computer input devices addition, only computer input devices a certain number of remote players computer input devices can join a raid computer input devices at any one time. 

At launch, computer input devices those computer input devices who battle remotely will have computer input devices the same attack power computer input devices as those battling in person; computer input devices however this increase is temporary, with computer input devices Niantic stating it will be reduced computer input devices "at a later time". After that, computer input devices those who battle in person at a Gym computer input devices in person will have computer input devices higher attack power than computer input devices a Trainer battling computer input devices remotely. Remote Raid computer input devices Battles computer input devices will still count towards computer input devices any raid-related computer input devices research computer input devices and achievement medals.

"We computer input devices will be adjusting this feature over time, computer input devices including the ability to invite friends computer input devices to raids regardless computer input devices of their location along with computer input devices the mentioned adjustment computer input devices to Trainer attack computer input devices power from remote locations computer input devices and the number computer input devices of Trainers computer input devices who computer input devices can join computer input devices remotely," Niantic has said.

In computer input devices addition, players computer input devices will receive one daily computer input devices bonus Field Research task - without having to computer input devices spin computer input devices a Pokestop and a new buddy computer input devices system has computer input devices been implemented that sees a "buddy" computer input devices venturing to Pokestops for you computer input devices to collect computer input devices gifts. And, if computer input devices that's not enough, you'll be able to power computer input devices up your Pokemon faster: with the computer input devices ability to computer input devices give your Pokemon computer input devices all computer input devices the Candy computer input devices and computer input devices Stardust computer input devices they need computer input devices to power it up to computer input devices your desired CP level computer input devices at once. 

Finally, Trainers will computer input devices be able to stack the computer input devices number of Star Pieces, computer input devices Lucky Eggs, and Incense computer input devices they want to computer input devices use computer input devices - up to 200 of computer input devices each item. computer input devices So you can computer input devices stack the activation computer input devices of computer input devices multiple items at once.

Tips and tricks for playing Pokemon Go at home

How to play Pokemon Go from home

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While computer input devices the computer input devices above computer input devices changes computer input devices from computer input devices Niantic do certainly make Pokemon Go computer input devices much easier to play computer input devices at home, computer input devices there are few other tips computer input devices and computer input devices tricks you computer input devices can computer input devices do to make playing Pokemon computer input devices Go from computer input devices your home a computer input devices little easier. 

If you are in computer input devices a lockdown that allows for computer input devices daily exercise, and there are gyms and computer input devices Pokestops within walking distance of computer input devices your home, we’d recommend planning computer input devices a walking or computer input devices cycling computer input devices route that incorporates them computer input devices - but only if computer input devices you are able to safely. 

Pokemon Go computer input devices also has many computer input devices incredible online communities, computer input devices including many computer input devices local computer input devices groups. It’s definitely worth computer input devices checking them computer input devices out.  You can add them all as friends, computer input devices battle computer input devices them computer input devices and send each other computer input devices gifts to keep your stock of computer input devices Pokeballs and computer input devices eggs up during the lockdown. Plus computer input devices when all this computer input devices has blown over you computer input devices have a new computer input devices community of computer input devices friends to meet!

And that’s it! Enjoy playing Pokemon computer input devices Go from home and stay safe!