It’s impossible to catch ’em all in Pokémon GO


Pokemon GO
Pikachu is obtainable, but many others aren't!
Photo: Niantic

Give up trying to “catch ’em all” in Pokémon GO, because it’s never going to happen.

Seriously. No matter how much time you put into the game, you will never catch all 151 pocket monsters from the first generation. Right now, it’s only possible to collect 142 of them. Here’s why.

Why Pokémon Go is the smash iOS hit Nintendo needed, this week on The CultCast


Look at all those little Pokémon, taunting you, just waiting to be caught.
Photo: Yokohama's Pokémon Festival

This week on The CultCast: Why Pokémon Go is the smash iOS hit Nintendo needed; iPhone 7 may get the extended battery life we’ve all been asking for; Cult of Mac’s bizarre connection to Apple’s new Planet of the Apps TV show; and… which is manlier summer attire, midriff shirts or short shorts? We answer life’s most intriguing questions on an all-new Get to Know Your Cultist.

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Pokémon Go update fixes Google security issues


Pokemon GO
It's now safe to catch 'em all.
Photo: Niantic Labs

Catching Pokémon on your iPhone just got a lot safer thanks to the first-ever update to Pokémon Go.

Developer Niantic Labs pushed out a fix today that resolves the security issue that gave Pokémon Go full access to some players’ Google accounts without their knowledge, or providing a way to revoke access without losing progress in the game.