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Play Store and Galaxy Store Pokémon Go installs can no longer use separate accounts on a single device

In classic Niantic fashion, the studio has upset fans of one of its games once again, and this time around, the kerfuffle surrounds the Galaxy Store version of Pokémon GO. Apparently, before the update to version 0.157.0 on the Galaxy Store, users could play both the Play Store version of the game in tandem with the Galaxy Store version when using separate accounts, all from the same device. Clearly, this loophole was unintentional, and so was taken advantage of by cheaters by running two apps at the same time, but there was also a legitimate use for families that share devices, which is why so many people are upset with this change.

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Pokémon GO working on cross-platform AR-multiplayer Buddy Adventure

Niantic has revealed today that a new multiplayer feature tentatively titled Buddy Adventure should be coming to Pokémon GO sometime soon. This new feature will offer a shared augmented reality experience where players will interact with their friend's Pokémon via the AR camera. These friends can watch in real-time as you pet their Pokémon, and cross-platform support is expected, which means iOS and Android users can enjoy the upcoming Buddy Adventure mode together.

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Pokémon Go will expand online PvP battles with a new ranked league in 2020

Pokémon GO got a little closer to its established universe when Pokémon trading was added to the game, which was soon followed by player versus player (PvP) Trainer Battles. Players are required to be within close physical proximity — or have a certain friendship level for battle — to use either feature. Niantic plans to get rid of this limit, at least for trainer fights, with the upcoming GO Battle League that will pair you with an opponent, regardless of their location

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Pokémon GO is expanding today with new Pokémon from Gen 5

The Pokémon GO team has announced today that Pokémon GO will receive an update that brings new Pokémon from the Unova region (Pokémon Black and Pokémon White). This update is not live yet, though it should land sometime today. Along with these new Gen 5 Pokémon, players can expect new hatchlings, additional Pokémon for raids, and unique region-specific Pokémon for Asia, Europe, the US, as well as the Western and Eastern hemispheres. New shinies are also expected, and the Unova Stone makes its first appearance, which will allow specific Pokémon to evolve.

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Pokémon Go now works with Android Q [APK Download]

Being an early adopter means accepting the inevitable bugs and issues that accompany the experience. For those that jumped on the Android Q Developer Previews, that meant a whole pile of app issues and incompatibilities as developers worked out the kinks associated with the updated platform. But Pokémon Go users can breathe a sigh of relief, as the latest update of the augmented reality game works with Android Q.

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Niantic Labs is shutting down its first app, Field Trip

Before there was Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, before there was Pokémon Go, before there was Ingress... there was Field Trip. The first application published by Niantic Labs initially went live in September 2012, back when Niantic was still part of Google. Field Trip was removed from the Play Store earlier this year, but the app will stop working entirely soon.

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You can download Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a day early

Yesterday Niantic announced that its latest location-based AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite would be coming to the Play Store on June 21st, but it would appear that the title has arrived a day early. That's right, if you happen to live in the US, you can now download Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and start your wizarding adventure a day early.

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Niantic warns that it's banning 'Scanner [REDACTED]' players for using Android Q

Niantic Support has released a statement on Twitter that warns Scanner [REDACTED] players who are testing the Android Q beta may trigger a ban. It would also appear that Scanner [REDACTED] has not been updated since its release last November, and there is currently no word from Niantic whether or not this issue will be fixed in the future.

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[Update: Australia too] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta is available on the New Zealand Play Store

Back in March Niantic opened up pre-registration for its upcoming augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Overnight Niantic has launched beta access to the game in New Zealand. This way the developer can receive some constructive feedback as a small compact region puts the beta release of Wizards Unite through its paces.

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Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is available on the Play Store for pre-registration

Niantic has revealed in an official blog post a first look at its upcoming augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and as of this morning the title is available on the Play Store for pre-registration. The blog post covers the basic premise of the game. Players will be able to take part in a unique Wizarding experience by saving a world befallen by a calamity as a recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force.

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