Grookey and Pichu dash between the legs of an enormous Bouffalant herd before coming to a halt in front of your NEO-ONE, a hi-tech railcar that combines Jurassic World’s spherical vehicle design with Jurassic Park’s, er… rails. As Grookey bangs his stick on the ground like a toddler with an object they have been explicitly told not to break, the world of Florio Park behind it begins to open up: there’s Dodrio and Vivillon, Bidoof and Emolga, Wurmple and Taillow and Florges and – later on in the game – a whole heap of other, more traditional fan favourites. For someone as invested in this world as I am, New Pokemon Snap is a must-play experience, a spectacle that drastically supersedes its 1999 predecessor.


Minus the catching and battling and other morally murky elements of mainline Pokemon – as per Team Plasma, at least – there’s actually a whole lot going on in New Pokemon Snap. The Lental region, an archipelago comprising oceanic havens, thick jungles, vast deserts, and everything in between, has already established itself as one of the series’ more alluring locations. Pikipek brings stray fluffruit up to Toucannon’s nest high in the treetops as Quagsire dives into the mouth of a waterfall to cool off beneath the beating sun overhead. Onix snakes its way through sweltering sands, diving underground and erupting skyward like a particularly violent bottlenose dolphin, while Sharpedo skulks through the shallow water encasing coral reefs exactly like how you’d expect a half-shark, half-torpedo to – quickly, raucously, and, if I’m honest, almost entirely nonsensically.


Related: We Asked Two Nature Photographers To Explain The New Pokemon Snap Trailer

Your job in New Pokemon Snap is to photograph these phenomena. Pokemon are real posers once you crank out your camera, either schmoozing up to you in a way that says “look how amazing I am” or, in some cases, lambasting you for so much as assuming you can take their picture. But it’s a lambastment that says “how dare you! Wait, what do you mean you didn’t take a candid just now?”

Your photos are scored at the end of each course by Professor Mirror. There are two separate scoring systems, which, although partly connected, function on completely different levels. The star system, which assigns each photo a rating between one and four, mostly pertains to how unique the captured situation is. Pyukumuku lying on a rock? One star, maybe two. Pyukumuku being spat out of a Pelipper’s bill? Now that’s a four-star shot. The second system is the primary scoring structure, and revolves around conventional photography measures like pose, subject size, direction, placement, and so on. You’re able to hold four photos of every Pokemon in your Photodex at any given time – one for each star – with each individual score…


Pokémon Trading Card Game players in Australia and New Zealand should prepare themselves as Play! Pokémon events will be returning on March 6, 2021. You’ll once again be able to visit stores hosting Play! Pokémon events to participate in Pokémon League and Prerelease tournaments against other players. For questions or concerns regarding events at participating stores, please see the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 requirements.

The brand-new Event Locator is now available to help players discover events. Currently, the Event Locator will only show events for Australia and New Zealand.

In-person events in other areas remain suspended, but conditions will be consistently reviewed for future re-openings. In the meantime, Players Cup, Team Challenge, and League at Home continue to be available to eligible players in all participating countries.

In more Play! Pokémon news, the new Pokémon Event Manager (PEM) has launched and will help Professors and Tournament Organizers create and track Play! Pokémon events. The initial version of the new PEM is available only in English. Event organizers in countries outside Australia and New Zealand can continue to test PEM, but please note that Team Challenge tournaments will continue to run with Tournament Operations Manager (TOM) software.

Continue to visit the Play! Pokémon Events website for the latest updates.


As with all new generations of games, X & Y bring a plethora of Pokémon to the fold. These Pokémon make up for the smallest amount of new Pokémon in a generation, with only 69 Pokémon available from launch. This page will detail the stats of these 69 Pokémon. Click the Pokémon to go to their Pokédex page



The Tricky Pokémon event is back, and mischievous Pokémon seem to be causing more trouble than usual! Throughout Thursday, April 1, 2021, Pokémon prone to mischief will be appearing more often in the wild—some of them may even be Ditto in disguise! Some of them appear to be causing trouble for Team GO Rocket, too, so it’s the perfect time to complete Team GO Rocket Timed Research and rescue Shadow Zapdos from Giovanni’s clutches!

Date + Time

Thursday, April 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time


  • Pokémon prone to mischief—like Aipom, Croagunk, and Purrloin—will be appearing more often in the wild!
  • Sources tell us that Team GO Rocket Grunts will only have Shadow Aipom on their teams during the event. They thought catching Aipom would put a stop to their pranks—but how wrong they were!
  • Team GO Rocket will be appearing more often at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • The Team GO Rocket Timed Research launching during this event will be available from Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time. Complete it within that time to earn a Super Rocket Radar and other rewards!
  • The switch timer in the GO Battle League will be cut in half! Could this be more Pokémon mischief at work?
  • Take a few snapshots for a surprise!
  • Ditto will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the event, so be sure to catch Pokémon that Ditto are known to transform into! We’ve also received reports of Ditto transforming into one more Pokémon species than before, and it seems this phenomenon will continue after the event concludes.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team


Have you noticed that there are no Team Go Rocket balloons or grunts in Pokémon GO lately? Lots of players have, as the feature seemed to disappear overnight. In fact, that’s basically what has happened. And if you were trying to beat Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, or Giovanni then the absence is hard felt. To help explain, here’s the reason why there are no Team GO Rocket balloons or grunts in Pokémon GO.

Why are There no Team GO Rocket Balloons or Grunts in Pokémon GO

UPDATE: Team GO Rocket will return soon.

Original Text: Niantic has disabled the spawning of Team GO Rocket balloons and grunts in Pokémon GO, but only temporarily. The announcement was released on April 9th, late at night on the east coast of the US. It reads, “Trainers, while we investigate errors associated with Team GO Rocket encounters, they will be temporarily unavailable. We’ll update here with more information. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

What were those errors? Pokémon GO around the world were encountering freezes on the latest version of the game. While only a small portion of the community was actually on this version, it was rolling out to others more and more all the time. And so, instead of letting players encounter these bugs Niantic has removed the Team GO Rocket team from the game.

Balloons won’t appear every six hours, and Poké Stops won’t feature the usual level of grunt activity. And even if you have your Rocket Radar (regular or Super) equipped, you won’t see Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, or Giovanni (UPDATE: Rocket Radars still work for some, so equip them if you wish). So just hold off on that battle for now, but hopefully you aren’t working on your Special or Timed Research quests for them. Everyone simply has to wait for a new version of the game to release with the bugs patched out.

Hopefully now that you know why there are no Team GO Rocket balloons or grunts in Pokémon GO you can have the patience to wait out this time.

– This article was updated on:April 22nd, 2021

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Les adjoints techniques territoriaux sont chargés de tâches techniques d’exécution.

Ils exercent leurs fonctions dans les domaines du bâtiment, des travaux publics, de la voirie et des réseaux divers, des espaces naturels et des espaces verts, de la mécanique et de l’électromécanique, de la restauration, de l’environnement et de l’hygiène, de la logistique et de la sécurité, de la communication et du spectacle, de l’artisanat d’art.

Ils peuvent également exercer un emploi :

1° D’égoutier, chargé de maintenir les égouts, visitables ou non, dans un état permettant l’écoulement des eaux usées ;

2° D’éboueur ou d’agent du service de nettoiement chargé de la gestion et du traitement des ordures ménagères ;

3° De fossoyeur ou de porteur chargé de procéder aux travaux nécessités par les opérations mortuaires ;

4° D’agent de désinfection chargé de participer aux mesures de prophylaxie des maladies contagieuses, notamment par la désinfection des locaux et la recherche des causes de la contamination.

Ils peuvent également assurer la conduite de véhicules, dès lors qu’ils sont titulaires du permis de conduire approprié en état de validité. Ils ne peuvent toutefois se voir confier de telles missions qu’après avoir subi avec succès les épreuves d’un examen psychotechnique, ainsi que des examens médicaux appropriés. Un arrêté du ministre chargé des collectivités territoriales fixe les conditions dans lesquelles ont lieu ces examens.

Ils peuvent également exercer des fonctions de gardiennage, de surveillance ou d’entretien dans les immeubles à usage d’habitation relevant des collectivités territoriales et de leurs établissements publics ainsi que des abords et dépendances de ces immeubles. Leurs missions comportent aussi l’exécution de tâches administratives, pour le compte du bailleur, auprès des occupants des immeubles et des entreprises extérieures. A ce titre, ils peuvent être nommés régisseurs de recettes ou régisseurs d’avance et de recettes. Ils concourent au maintien de la qualité du service public dans les ensembles d’habitat urbain par des activités d’accueil, d’information et de médiation au bénéfice des occupants et des usagers.

Ils peuvent également exercer leurs fonctions dans les laboratoires d’analyses médicales, chimiques ou bactériologiques.

Lorsqu’ils sont titulaires d’un grade d’avancement, les adjoints techniques territoriaux peuvent assurer la conduite de poids lourds et de véhicules de transport en commun.


How do you get the Pokémon Type Medals?

Pokémon Go Type Medals are similar to the achievement medals, but focused on specific Pokémon types. Unlike the Achievement Medals, though, the type medals do come with a pretty significant reward. Each Medal increases your chances of catching a Pokémon of that type by 10% (in cases when a Pokémon has two types, the bonus is the average of both types.)

Since you get the bonus without having to do anything special, like curve your shot, and without having to expend any additional resources, like a Razz Berry or Ultra Ball, the bonus is not only effortless once you get it, but essentially free and infinite. That’s a great reason to max out your type medals.

How do you earn medals?

To get a type medal, you need to hatch, catch, or evolve Pokémon of that type. Doing any one of those things gets you a point towards the medal and Pokémon with two types will award you with a point in both types.

  • Bronze: Catch 10 Pokémon
  • Silver: Catch 50 Pokémon
  • Gold: Catch 200 Pokémon
  • Platinum: Catch 2,500 Pokémon

While you’ll naturally come across Pokémon of every type in regular gameplay, one of the best ways to complete type medals fast is to focus on events in which certain Pokémon are boosted (especially Community Days) and to go to your local parks where specific Pokémon nests can be found. If you connect with other local trainers on social media, some groups even share nest locations so you can pick out the right park each week to find the type you’re trying to complete.

What about Pokémon that evolve into different types?

A few Pokémon change types as they evolve. For example, Shelldor and Seel are water types, but their evolutions, Cloyster and Dewgong are Water and Ice types. That means, if you catch or hatch the base Pokémon, you will get 1 point for your Water Medal but, when you evolve them, you’ll get a second Water point and an Ice point.

How do you get the Schoolkid Medal for Normal type Pokémon?

There are so many normal type Pokémon and so many common Pokémon like Pidgey and Rattata are normal types. Because mass evolving Pidgey is a staple of leveling up, this is one of the easiest medals to get.

Some common Pokémon you can Hatch, Catch, or Evolve to earn this Medal include:

  • Igglybuff
  • Azurill
  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Farfetch’d
  • Kangaskhan
  • Tauros
  • Spearow
  • Meowth
  • Doduo
  • Lickitung
  • Chansey
  • Eevee
  • Snorlax
  • Teddiursa
  • Stantler
  • Miltank
  • Zigzagoon
  • Tailow
  • Slakoth
  • Whismur
  • Skitty
  • Swablu
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Raticate
  • Fearow
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Persian
  • Dodrio
  • Furret
  • Ursaring
  • Blissey
  • Linoone
  • Swellow
  • Vigoroth
  • Slaking
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Delcatty

Note: Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, and Taurus are Regional Exclusives.

How do you get the Bird Keeper Medal for Flying type Pokémon?

Like Normal type Pokémon, Flying types abound, including the very common Pidgey, Spearow, and Zubat. Since mass evolving Pidgey to Pidgeotto is a…


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We apologize for the long maintenance period, and we thank you for your patience while we performed some much needed background work!

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The day is finally here, Bulbapedia is open again at last! Over the past several weeks, Bulbapedia tech has been hard at work behind the scenes upgrading and bringing the wiki to modern standards and cutting back on a lot of the technical debt that has accumulated over the years. Because this was the first time in quite some time we performed work of this nature, this ended up being a much lengthier process than expected. There’s been a whole host of bugs that have been addressed too. Below is a small list of some of the new features that you will now encounter as you browse through the site. Note that you may also need to reset your cookies for the site due to several changes in the back-end as well.

  • New features you may notice
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    • Toolbars – The edit box now has an updated toolbar. To reenable the old version, you will have to go under “Gadgets” under “Preferences” and select the legacy bar.
    • An overall smoother site experience
    • Extension:Math – Yes, we can finally display equations properly!
    • Default edit rate enhanced – Those of you that like to watch BulbaBot do its work may notice that they start to move a little faster now, you will too if you can edit that fast!
    • Recent changes and Watchlist changes – These are now powered with JavaScript and introduce some lovely new features that improve their usability, including filters and even live updates.
    • Enhanced diff pages – Allows for some more action options when viewing page diffs.
    • Password issues – You will be notified and be suggested that your password be changed if it is in the list of 100,000 commonly used passwords that are considered bad passwords. Also, your username cannot be included in your password (e.g., if your username is “Spriteit” your password can not be “SpriteitsPassword”).
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If you notice any bugs (aka surprise features) please don’t hesitate to let us know so we can fix it as soon as possible. That being said, we are aware that some users are experiencing log in issues following the update. If you are experiencing any log in issues/lockouts, please Direct Message @BulbaTech over on the Bulbagarden Discord with the following information:

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