Pokémon Go hands out prizes for coolest AR photographs

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There's a new reason to play Pokémon GO.
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In an attempt to capitalize on current headlines about augmented reality, Pokémon Go developer Niantic has launched an AR photography contest within the app.

Through October 25, users can snap a photo in the game and then upload it to Instagram using the tag #PokemonGoContest. If your image is one of the top 10 submissions, you’ll win a Pokémon Go prize pack containing a Pokémon Go Plus accessory, a poster autographed by the Pokémon Go team, and Bluetooth earbuds.

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Pokémon GO adds its best Legendary Pokémon yet

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Get your passport ready! (Or be prepared to wait.)
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Pokémon GO developers Niantic have debuted three new Legendary Pokémon in the popular augmented reality game.

The trio of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, from the Gold, Silver and Crystal incarnations of the game, are arguably the best Legendary Pokémon yet. Although to catch ’em all you’re going to need to shell out for some plane tickets. (Or exhibit a bit of patience!)

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Legendary Pokémon Moltres is now available to catch in Pokémon GO

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Who wouldn't want this beautiful creature for their own?
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Listen up, Pokémon fans! Moltres, the latest Legendary Pokémon, has just been added to Pokémon GO, giving players the chance to pick up the fiery flying Pokémon that represents one of the three Legendary birds of Kanto.

Moltres is available from now through August 7, and can be captured during Raid Battles.

Just two games dominated the App Store last year

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Pokémon GO was one of last year's biggest hits.
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Pokémon GO players can hunt ‘festive hat’ Pikachu this month

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Pokémon turns the legal drinking age this month.
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In news that makes us feel pretty darn ancient, this month marks 21 years since the first Pokémon game launched in Japan — and Pokémon GO is getting in on the action!

As part of the #PokemonDay celebrations, starting February 26 at 1PM PST and running through the next day, Pokémon GO players will be able to hunt and capture a wild Pikachu adored with “festive party hat.”

In other words, you’d better carve out some free time if you really want to catch ’em all!

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