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‘Gumballs & Dungeons’: Top 10 Tips & Cheats You Need to Know

Here are the top 10 tips/tricks/cheats you need to know for Gumballs & Dungeons.


1. There’s Easter Eggs All Throughout the Game

• On the World Map, hidden items can be found near every inconspicuous corner, such as maybe a fish in the water, a corpse in the desert, a snowman on the ground etc. Clicking on these items can increase your chances of receiving rewards like gems, coins or other materials. While exploring the mazes, every step you take or each gear you activate can unexpectedly unlock an extra gumball. More surprises await you, so keep your eyes peeled…


2. Feed and Upgrade Your Gumballs

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• By using the materials that are collected from mazes and relying on your recruit scouts’ explorative efforts to feed and upgrade your gumballs, your upgraded gumballs can permanently increase your party’s overall stats.


3. Enhance Your Furnace to Permanently Improve Your Income Production

Gumballs and Dungeons

• Enhance your furnace to increase your coin production and shorten the production time period. Doing so will positively effect your income intake over time.


4. Use Those Gears and Tools Wisely

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• There’s a lot of gears and tools present in mazes, such as the Hunter’s Trap that can kill all the enemies existing on one row. Plus there’s the Tree House in The Forest with a monkey on it (after submitting four items to it, the monkey will throw those items at enemies after seven turns). So be aware about all those gears and tools in mazes and use them wisely to help you kill enemies effectively.


5. Come Back From the Brink of Death to Recruit the Soul Reaper

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• After several revivals within a maze, the Soul Reaper might actually to be touched by your bravery and decide to join you on a future adventure. The Soul Reaper has the ability to decrease the cost for reviving any Gumball who died during a maze run.

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‘Pokemon Go’: When Will the New Update Be Released?

‘Pokemon Go’ is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

Pokemon Go is due to receive an update this week.

That’s assuming Niantic follows the same schedule that they have generally stuck with over the past several months. Pokemon Go updates are typically released every two weeks, and it has now been almost two weeks since the previous update.

The most recent update to the game came out on Saturday, March 4th. This was a very minor update that was not even announced on Niantic’s website and social media pages.

The update before that came out on February 25th. This was another very minor update that only implemented some performance improvements, but it was announced on Niantic’s Twitter page.

The last major update to the game that actually rolled out new features came out on February 16th. This, of course, was the giant update that released 80 new Pokemon into the game and also added new items and features.

To give you a sense of Niantic’s update schedule, here are the dates on which Pokemon Go updates have been announced over the past six months, not counting the unannounced March 4th update:

  • Friday, February 24th
  • Thursday, February 16th
  • Saturday, January 28th
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • Thursday, December 22nd
  • Monday, December 19th
  • Wednesday, December 7th
  • Friday, November 18th
  • Sunday, November 6th
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Sunday, October 23rd
  • Monday, October 10th
  • Monday, September 26th
  • Friday, September 23rd

As you can see, Niantic hardly sticks to the same precise schedule, and updates can be announced on pretty much any day of the week.

However, Niantic generally aims to release an update roughly every two weeks; an exception to that was in late December, when there was an extended period without an update presumably due to the holidays. It also took a bit longer than usual for the Generation 2 update to be released.

Still, based on recent history, we should likely expect to have a Pokemon Go update announced sometime between now and Sunday, March 19th.

So what might this new update entail? Probably nothing too major, as it has only been about four weeks since the massive update that added over 80 new Pokemon to the game. This one will likely be another update that mainly fixes glitches and addresses performance issues.

However, whenever one of these updates comes out, players quickly analyze all of the code searching for clues about upcoming features. For instance, a few months ago, it became clear that Niantic was working on a “buddy” system for the game long before they actually announced it because players found reference to this in the game’s update code. Even if the new update doesn’t roll out any new features, then, it may contain some clues about Niantic’s plans for the next several months.

Stay tuned for more information about the new Pokemon Go update.


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‘Pokemon Go’: How Rare Are Evolution Items?

The second generation of Pokemon were added into ‘Pokemon Go’ in February. (Niantic)

Several weeks after evolution items were added into Pokemon Go, hundreds of players have literally never once encountered them.

In Pokemon Go, evolution items are used in combination with candy to evolve certain Pokemon. For instance, Dragon Scale is used to evolve Seadra into Kingdra. The other evolution items are King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Sun Stone, and Upgrade.

The only way to get these evolution items is to visit PokeStops, but the items are so ridiculously rare that it could take you months of gameplay to actually get them all. The exact drop rate is not known, but it’s low enough that one Reddit user recently reported that it took them 10,000 PokeStop visits to obtain all of the evolution items. This means that an item was given out only .00304 percent of the time.

Other players have had slightly more luck, but virtually no one has obtained all of the evolution items in anything less than 1,000 PokeStop visits. You should not expect to receive any more than one item every few hundred stops. If you visit 10 PokeStops a day, then, it will take about three and a half months to get all of the evolution items, and that’s if you’re lucky.

In fact, in a recent poll of 2,368 Pokemon Go players, 62 percent of them said they have not yet received all of the evolution items. Seventeen percent have received three of the items, while another 17 percent have received one, 19 percent have received two, and nine percent have not received any at all.

At this time, it does not seem that there’s much rhyme or reason to how evolution items are given out. When the February update first came out, players were guaranteed an evolution item after a seven-day PokeStop streak, but bonus is no longer in effect. And there do not appear to be certain types of PokeStops that are more likely to give out evolution items than others.

The rarity of evolution items has had an especially negative affect on rural players, who do not have access to as many PokeStops and for whom it is even more difficult to come across any of the items that are required in order to evolve certain Pokemon.

Players have over the past few weeks begged Niantic to adjust the drop rate of evolution items, but so far, the company has not announced any plans to do so.

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‘Pokemon Go’: How to Get Items From PokeStops While in a Car

Pokemon Go is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

Pokemon Go is one of those mobile games that’s perfect to play while on a commute to work, but unfortunately, the app prevents players from doing much if they are in a moving vehicle like a train, as there is a speed limit that limits your activity. Now, some dedicated fans have found a few ways to get around this speed limit.

This trick is intended to allow players to collect items from PokeStops while they are on a train, a bus, or in the passenger seat of a car. The game should of course never be played while you are operating a vehicle.

Reddit user CatFrogArts this week posted a recently-discovered glitch that helps gamers to get around the speed limit. When you’re getting close to a PokeStop, open your journal. You do this by hitting the player avatar on the bottom left of the screen, selecting the button on the bottom right with the three horizontal lines, and then selecting journal.

Then, while you’re still close to the PokeStop, close the journal, quickly swipe the Photo Disc, and you should be able to collect the items. The idea here is that opening and closing the journal makes for a few seconds where the game is loading and does not properly register the speed at which you are traveling, and this gives you a brief window of time in which to obtain the PokeStop items.

This is one of several tricks that players have tried in order to get items from PokeStops while in a moving vehicle. Another one posted by Reddit user ger7zyzz is specifically for Android devices: lock the phone right before getting in range of the PokeStop, and then immediately unlock it once you are within range. Then, quickly swipe on the Photo Disc. Once again, the idea is to try to collect your items while the game is still loading and while the white spinning PokeBall is on the top of the screen.

Still other players will sometimes specifically time the opening of the app for when they are just about in range of a PokeStop. When you first open the game, it takes a few moments for it to load everything properly, and this again provides a brief window of opportunity. For this to work, though, you have to already know where the PokeStop in question is located.

Have you had any success with getting items from PokeStops while in a moving vehicle? Let us know in the comments below!

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‘Pokemon Go’: Evolution Items Now Guaranteed After Seven-Day PokeStop Streak

Pokemon Go is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

The latest update to Pokemon Go has made it significantly easier for players to acquire evolution items.

In the update to the game announced on March 21st, players will now receive a random evolution item at the end of a week-long period in which they visit the same PokeStop every day. This seven-day bonus already existed in the game, but previously players only got XP and some regular items from it.

This change addresses a prominent complaint Pokemon Go players have had over the past few weeks: that evolution items are unnecessarily rare. These items, which are required in order to evolve certain Pokemon, can only be obtained randomly by visiting PokeStops, but the drop rate is so low that you can visit hundreds of PokeStops and still never get a single evolution item.

Before this update, there really was nothing players could do in order to increase their chances of getting an evolution item, but now simply getting into the habit of going to a PokeStop every day will guarantee trainers receive at least one item every week.

Niantic does not specify in their patch notes whether evolution items are still given out randomly at the same rate as they were before.

The evolution items in Pokemon Go are Dragon Scale, King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Sun Stone, and Upgrade.

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‘Pokemon Go’ Version 1.29.1 & 0.59.1: What Did the Update Change?

Pokemon Go is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

A new Pokemon Go update has just been released.

The latest version of the game, 1.29.1 for iOS and 0.59.1 for Android, was announced on Friday afternoon. According to Niantic’s patch notes, the main purpose of this update is to add in a new bonus in which players receive an evolution item after a seven-day “First PokéStop of the Day” streak.

This is a big change that should make it much easier for players to collect all of the game’s evolution items. Ever since the February update, which added in generation two Pokemon, players have complained about the rarity of evolution items, with most only receiving one item every few hundred PokeStop visits.

That’s the only thing that’s included in today’s patch notes other than “minor text fixes.”

Here are the complete patch notes for this update courtesy of Niantic:

Trainers,

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.59.1 for Android and 1.29.1 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

The 7-day ‘First PokéStop of the Day’ streak will now award a random Evolution item.
Minor text fixes.

—The Pokémon GO team

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‘Pokemon Go’: When Does the Water Festival Event Start & End?

A ‘water festival’ event will occur in ‘Pokemon Go’ for one week. (Niantic)

A brand new Pokemon Go event is about to begin.

On March 22nd, Niantic Labs announced a “water festival” event for Pokemon Go. During this special event, Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions will spawn more frequently in the wild than they usually do.

In addition, in areas of the real world where water-type Pokemon typically appear, generation two water Pokemon will now spawn at a higher frequently. Finally, the announcement also states that “you might even encounter Lapras.”

The water festival event kicks off on March 22nd, but not until the afternoon: it will begin at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For those who live in other time zones, you can use this website to see what time that will be for you.

Once it begins, the water festival event will last for exactly one week. It will end on Wednesday, March 29th, once again at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

It makes sense to start the event on March 22nd, as that is World Water Day, an annual event meant to highlight the need to ensure all countries around the world have access to clean water. The 2017 theme is “Why Waste Water?” with the day focusing on the idea of reusing wastewater.

This is the major event in Pokemon Go since February, when there was a Valentine’s Day event in which pink Pokemon spawned more frequently than usual.


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‘Pokemon Go’ Water Festival Event Announced

A ‘water festival’ event will occur in ‘Pokemon Go’ for one week. (Niantic)

Niantic Labs has just announced a new special event in Pokemon Go.

As the game company revealed on its social media channels on Wednesday, this afternoon, a “water festival” will begin. This means that for a week-long period, you will be more likely to encounter water Pokemon, namely Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions.

The announcement also notes that in areas where water Pokemon already spawn, over this next week, players will be more likely to encounter generation two water Pokemon, in addition to Lapras.

Finally, a special Magikarp hat will be available in the avatar wardrobe starting today.

This event starts on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and it concludes on Wednesday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Here is the full announcement from Niantic:

Trainers,

Get ready to make some waves in Pokémon GO! There’s a global Water Festival in progress, and Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and friends are looking forward to celebrating with you! Starting today at 1 P.M. PDT, you’ll be more likely to encounter Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions all around the world. Additionally, when you’re out exploring areas where Water-type Pokémon more commonly appear, you’ll have a greater chance to encounter several of the Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, and maybe… you might even encounter Lapras.

Also, starting later today, you’ll notice a new avatar wardrobe item—the Magikarp Hat!

The Pokémon GO Water Festival is a limited-time celebration and will come to an end on March 29, 2017, at 1 P.M. PDT, so get outside and GO catch some Water-type Pokémon!
—The Pokémon GO team


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‘Pokemon Go’: Which Pokemon Spawn More Frequently During the Water Festival Event?

A ‘water festival’ event will occur in ‘Pokemon Go’ for one week. (Niantic)

A special event will be taking place in Pokemon Go this week, during which certain water Pokemon will spawn more frequently than they usually do. So what are the species that trainers can expect to find more of in the wild this week?

According to the announcement from Niantic Labs on Wednesday, during the water festival event, the following Pokemon will spawn in the wild more frequently than they usually do:

  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr

The announcement also states that in areas of the game where water type Pokemon are typically found, you now have a greater chance of encountering “several of the Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region,” i.e. generation two water Pokemon. Those Pokemon are:

  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Chinchou
  • Lanturn
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Wooper
  • Quagsire
  • Slowking
  • Qwilfish
  • Corsola
  • Remoraid
  • Octillery
  • Mantine
  • Kingdra

Finally, the event announcement states that “you might even encounter Lapras,” and so presumably there will be some increased Lapras spawns during the water festival.

It does not appear, however, that any other generation one water Pokemon such as Dratini are included in this event.

The water festival event in Pokemon Go is being held because March 22nd is World Water Day. In Canada, March 22nd is also the beginning of Water Week. Niantic has previously held events during which certain Pokemon spawn more frequently, such as the Valentine’s Day event, during which pink Pokemon had increased spawns.

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‘Pokemon Go’: Here’s Why the Water Festival Is Being Held This Week

A ‘water festival’ event will occur in ‘Pokemon Go’ for one week. (Niantic)

Niantic Labs announced this week the beginning of a “water festival” event, during which water-type Pokemon will spawn more frequently than usual. This lead many fans to wonder why, exactly, the water event is  being held this week in particular.

Well, Niantic presumably chose this week for the water festival because March 22nd is World Water Day. This is an annual event with the goal of raising awareness of the need for access to clean water in developing countries.

World Water Day was established by the United Nations in 1992. The first World Water Day event took place on March 22nd, 1993, and it has bee celebrated every year since then.

Each World Water Day, there is a specific theme, and this time that theme is “Why Waste Water?” with the focus being on reusing wastewater.

“Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused,” according to the United Nations. “…The costs of wastewater management are greatly outweighed by the benefits to human health, economic development and environmental sustainability – providing new business opportunities and creating more ‘green’ jobs.”

Niantic’s announcement of the Pokemon Go water festival, however, makes no mention of World Water Day, whereas last month, it was explicitly stated that the pink-Pokemon event was a celebration of Valentine’s Day.

World Water Day is only a 24-hour event, not a week-long one like the Pokemon Go water festival is. However, Niantic’s events usually stretch on for a bit beyond the actual holiday they’re celebrating. After all, the Christmas event back in December started on December 25th, but it did not conclude until early January. And the Thanksgiving event wrapped up on November 30th, six days after Thanksgiving itself.

During the Pokemon Go water festival, Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions will spawn in the wild more frequently. In addition, water-type generation two Pokemon will spawn more often than usual. The event kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on March 22nd and it concludes at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on March 29th.

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