Pokemon Go Features

The Best Mobile Games for iOS and Android

From smartphones to tablets, these are the best games you can get on your iOS and Android devices.

Kat's Top 10 Games of 2018: Monster Hunting

It was another marvelous year for games, but USG's brave leader loved two in particular.

Pokemon Go PvP Never Seemed Like It Would Work Until We Tried It for Ourselves

We go hands-on with Pokemon Go's Trainer Battles and find them a better fit than we expected.

Pokemon Go's Adventure Sync Might Be the Game's Best Feature Since Gifting

The only gift worth a damn is the gift of good health.

The Pokemon Go Gen 4 Raids We Want to See

Sinnoh has finally come to Pokemon Go. So let's talk about which raids we want to see.

Mysterious New Pokemon Meltan Is Much Cuter Than We Gave It Credit For

Hugging this little fellow would probably be very uncomfortable, but I want to try.

The Meltan Pokemon Go Reveal Poses More Questions Than Answers

Either Professor Oak or Professor Willow is not of this world. Question is, which one's the outlier?

Pokemon Go Players Hate the Regi-Raids. Here's Why

There's not much love to go around for Registeel, Regirock, and Regice in Pokemon Go. How come?

Spinda is a Bad Pokemon, And Its Pokemon Go Research Task Might be Even Worse

If you want to go out of your mind trying to catch a lame Pokemon, I've got great news.

Starting Screen | Why I Got Back Into Pokemon Go

STARTING SCREEN | I tried to escape, but Niantic keeps dragging me back in.

Pokemon Quest Needs to Improve Like Pokemon Go if it Wants to Survive

Pokemon Quest has a big problem: It's hella boring.

Blissey is Tormenting a New Generation of Trainers in Pokemon Go

Wipe that smile off your face you great pink Satan.

Pokemon Go is Finally Evolving Into the Game it Should Have Been All Along

There's still a way to go, but Gyrados didn't evolve in a day.

Pokemon Let's Go Isn't the Gen 8 Pokemon Switch Game We Wanted, but Maybe It Is Needed

Before Rapidash can learn to gallop, Ponyta must learn to trot. Game Freak isn't much different.

Pokemon Go Makes the Right Call in Introducing Alolan Monsters Before Gen 4

Pokemon Go is visiting Alola before it even looks at Sinnoh, and that's OK.

Pokémon GO Fans Claim Raid Reward Drops Have Been Nerfed

Everybody loves Potions, though! Right?

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Pokémon GO Is Probably in Better Shape Than You Are (Plus: Meet King Gojulus!)

Pokémon GO's pulse is strong and steady. Stop saying it's dead, you monsters.

Pokemon Go Players Will Keep Playing Because After 21 Years They Still Want to Catch Them All

Pokemon Go might have had some missteps, but it's still a Pokemon game.

The Pokemon GO Fest is Apparently Having Some Major Issues

Players are reporting poor servers and long lines.

New Pokemon Go Gym Update is a Blessing and a Curse for Some Trainers

Is the new update a good move for trainers?

Pokémon GO Uses "Update," Stormy Skies Settle on Final Fantasy XIV, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Our Favorite Thing About the New Pokémon GO Update

OPINION | No longer is there a deluge of Dragonites.

A Cheating Epidemic Pits Pokemon Go Players Against Niantic, And Each Another

As long as there are Pokémon in this world, trainers are going to find the means to catch them all.

USgamer Community Question: Will the New Pokemon GO Update Drive You Back out onto the Streets?

Catch 'em all! Maybe! Will the Pokemon GO update send you wading out into the snow?

Mystic, Valor, and Defending Giant Menorahs: The USG Staff Share Their Personal Favorite Pokémon GO Moments

The USgamer team reflects on their most special Pokémon GO experiences.

USgamer Community Question: Are You Happy With Nintendo's Mobile Games So Far?

Nintendo's had time to find its bearings on mobile. So what do you think?

USgamer's 2016 in Review: All The Games, News, and Trends Worth Remembering

The USgamer team reflects on the games that kept them warm through a cold year.

USgamer's Best Games of 2016: Best Surprise

We look back on a year loaded with surprise gems.

2016 Successfully Used Familiar Faces to Introduce New Ideas

This past year taught us that it's possible to appeal to people's sense of nostalgia while teaching them new ways to play.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Pokémon Sun and Moon Grant Us a Change in Scenery

Pokémon Sun and Moon will change things up a bit, but so far it looks like all's well under the grand Alolan sun.

I Watched Portable Gaming Evolve Through a Decade of Anime Conventions, and That's Awesome

A convention crowd's portable preferences can tell you a lot about the state of handheld gaming.

Cover Story: A Day at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships Made Me Wonder if I Could Be a Master Again Too

Kat spends a day meeting competitors, watching battles, and remembering why she fell in love with Pokémon in the first place.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Whiles Away the Dog Days of Summer With Ys, Witcher 3, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD: Nadia and Kat discuss Ys: Oath in Felghana, Witcher 3, Pokemon, and Dragon Age Inquisition before hearing your pitches for your favorite lesser-known RPGs.

From Us to You! Explores Telltale's Batman, Pokémon Go Drama, and More

PODCAST: Kat and Mike kick back to discuss the latest news and what's been keeping them busy over the summer months.

July Community Power Poll: Japanese RPGs Rule the Roost

The USgamer community turns to JRPGs (and Pokémon Go) to get through the long summer. Plus: The rest of the results from last week's informal poll, and what the USgamer staff is playing.

Pokemon Go And PokeVision: As Fan Issues Persist, Niantic Focuses on the Wrong Problem

Niantic is quick to focus on one problem, while leaving a whole host of other issues unresolved.

Would Pokémon GO Naysayers Play "Game of Thrones GO?"

Niantic's special wish is to make a Game of Thrones-flavored version of Pokémon GO. Would it attract people who consider themselves "too old" for Pokémon GO?

USgamer's RPG Podcast Ponders Pokémon Go's Impact on the Series

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Will Pokémon Go spur interest in Sun and Moon? Is Monster Hunter Generations worth playing? We discuss these questions and more in the latest RPG podcast.

Do Nintendo's Mobile Success Stories Like Pokémon Go Paint a Clearer Picture of the NX?

If not, it certainly seems like an opportunity missed.

From Us to You! Gets Swept Up in the Pokémon Go Mania

PODCAST: Like everyone else, we love Pokémon Go. Plus: Kat recounts her trip to Japan, and we talk about Overwatch's new character.

Four Reasons Why Pokémon GO's Long-Term Prospects are Looking Pretty Good

What goes up must come down, especially in the wild world of mobile apps. But then again, they said Pokémon was a fad in 1998, too.

Pokemon Go: The Unfortunate Intersection of Game and Life

Everyone's playing Pokemon Go, but there's some places you probably shouldn't be playing.

5 Series That Should Shamelessly Clone Pokémon Go

Fascinated by the Pokémon Go craze, but not a big fan of the franchise? Thankfully, the idea is big enough to work beyond Pokémon....

Why I Refuse to Play Pokémon GO: The Lament of a Lonely Canadian

For the sake of the game's ongoing health, I won't play Pokémon GO until it's on the Canadian App Store. Listen to my sad song as I fasten myself to a cross.

Watch Where You're Pokemon Go-ing

Mike's adventures in the augmented reality of Pokemon Go highlight some of the issues with the app.

My First Day With Pokémon Go Was a Bust

Excitement turns to frustration as Kat waits for Pokémon Go to work in Japan.

Pokemon Go Brings Nintendo's Marketable Monsters into the Real World

In 2016, you'll finally be able to take to the streets and capture an army of cute creatures with your smartphones—as god intended.