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Ryan Reynolds cast as Detective Pikachu

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 7 December 2017

That's right, the Deadpool actor will be donning a motion capture suit to breathe life into one of the most beloved Pokémon around. FULL STORY >

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Study finds Pokémon Go players racked up millions in damages

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 27 November 2017

A Purdue University study found that Pokémon Go players racked up between $5.2 million and $25.5 million in damages over 148 days… for one county in Indiana. FULL STORY >

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Justice Smith cast in live-action Pokémon film

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 November 2017

Detective Pikachu has its first cast member, but it still remains unclear what role Justice Smith will play on the Pokémon movie. FULL STORY >

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The game developer behind Pokémon Go is working on Harry Potter title

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 November 2017

Niantic Labs, the developers behind Pokémon Go, have turned their attention to a Harry Potter game, with augmented reality also set to feature heavily. FULL STORY >

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Niantic puts blame on cellular congestion for failed Pokémon Go Fest

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 July 2017

Following its error-strewn festival in Chicago, Niantic has provided some feedback, pointing to cellular congestion as the main culprit. FULL STORY >

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Pokémon Go adds new species called Ditto to get gamers interested again

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 November 2016

With the frenzy surrounding Pokémon Go dying down in recent months, developer Niantic Labs has introduced a new species to breath life into the game - Ditto. FULL STORY >

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Pokemon Go – Stay safe, and have fun

By Press Release 27 September 2016

Cell C’s head of Forensic Services, Jacqueline Fick provides tips on staying safe when out and about playing Pokemon Go. FULL STORY >

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Channeling Ash and Pikachu's bromance, Pokémon Go Buddy goes live

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 14 September 2016

Trying to replicate a real-world Pokémon experience, Go's new Buddy system allows players to become friends with one of their Pokémon. FULL STORY >

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Pokémon Go lands in 15 new countries, SA still not in the mix

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 August 2016

Trainers in 15 countries have been added to the roster for Pokémon Go. Unfortunately, South Africa is still to make Niantic Labs' cut. FULL STORY >

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Pokémon Go passes 100 million downloads

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 August 2016

Earning a reported $10 million in revenue per day in the process. FULL STORY >

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Four lessons learned from Pokémon Go

By Press Release 28 July 2016

Lee Naik, MD at Accenture Digital in South Africa, shares lessons businesses can learn from Pokémon Go. FULL STORY >

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Mike Joubert on Pretoria FM talking about Pokémon Go

By Staff Writer 28 July 2016

Vir ons Afrikaanse lesers - as jy nogsteeds nie verstaan wat Pokémon Go is en hoekom soveel mense gaande daaroor is nie, TechSmart se Mike Joubert gesels met Pretoria FM se Elsje van Jaarsveld oor hierdie wêreldwye videospeletjie... FULL STORY >

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Nintendo shares fall as company tells investors that it does not make Pokémon Go

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 July 2016

Following a sharp rise since the Pokémon Go game was launched, Nintendo's shares have taken an equally quick fall, as investors are notified that Nintendo only owns 32% of the developer's company. FULL STORY >

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New Zealander becomes first professional Pokémon Go player

By Staff Writer 15 July 2016

The Guardian reporting on the world’s first professional Pokémon Go collector, New Zealander, Tom Currie. FULL STORY >

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This Pokédrone will help you catch 'em all… remotely

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 July 2016

Want to channel your inner Team Rocket? This Pokédrone can help you catch far more Pokémon than those doing so on foot. FULL STORY >

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