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What is The Silph Road?
The Silph Road is a grassroots network of Pokémon GO™ trainers.
What does it do?
The Silph Road is a friendly, active community focused on three objectives:
- Constructing a real-world network of Pokemon GO enthusiasts
- Researching and discussing game mechanics and strategy
- Helping newbies improve and learn
Sweet. How do I join?
- Read the intro thread
- Assign yourself the correct subreddit flair via the sidebar. (Only visible on desktop mode!)
- Then head to the Web app and authenticate with your Reddit account to be able to contribute!
Finally, subscribe to the subreddit (above) and/or if you're on Twitter, follow the handle @TheSilphRoad to receive updates on the Road network's development.
Join us and help us build the world's most awesome network of GO enthusiasts!
Safe travels, friend!
Comment & Submission Rules
Familiarize yourself with our guidelines, traveler! This is not a general discussion board!
> 1. Our Focus: learning about game mechanics and building the Silph Road! > 2. Rude/snarky/elitist visitors are shown the door. Keep it constructive and friendly! > 4. This is not the place to vent! Niantic games are a marathon, not a finished product. We keep an open mind and optimistic perspective. > 5. Tools or scripts which illicitly access Niantic's servers are not propagated nor advocated on the Road. Here, we honor Niantic's appeal to the community to keep things in the spirit of the game! > 6. Above all, we keep it drama-free and chill here. Controversial topics and drama will need to be hashed out elsewhere. No exceptions. We're here to enjoy a game, after all. :)
This is a place to enjoy the game and learn together while building the Silph Road network!
Silph Road Guidelines: /r/TheSilphRoad/wiki/rules
Timeline of Events
A lot is happening, travelers! Here's a quick summary of the recent major events on the Road. For a full history, visit our Comprehensive Historical Timeline wiki page!
> May 2017
> Date | > ---|--- May 25 | Adventure Week ends and dronpes actually has time to update the sidebar in a timely manner for once May 20 | Banwave and shadowban system added for illicit (botting) accounts May 18 | Adventure Week event begins, bringing 1/4 buddy distance and widespread Rock-type spawns May 10 | v0.63.1 brings Brazilian language support, medal progress UI tweaks, and hints about "raids" May 9 | Grass event ends May 7 | First "experimental" Knight Foundation + PoGO event (Open Streets) at Charlotte, NC May 6 | Anti-snipe measure softbans for capture/encounter disparity May 5 | Grass event begins bringing 6-hour Lures and increased grass spawns in some areas May 4 | Niantic announces partnership with the Knight Foundation for future events May 2 | Promo code box appears in in-game Shop on Android May 1 | Niantic support accounts officially join Reddit community
> April 2017
> Date | > ---|--- Apr 30 | Silph Road launches Translate.TheSilphRoad.com Apr 24 | Maximum daily Pokemon catch limit lowered to an alleged 1,500 rolling over 72 hours Apr 21 | Wild spawn IV/moveset now unique for trainers below level 25 Apr 21 | Eggstravaganza event ends. Apr 13 | Eggstravaganza event brings 4x XP + more 2k egg species Apr 11 | Mewtwo finally defeated at Silph Road HQ (after major technical difficulties resolved) Apr 7 | v0.61.0 brings improved scrollbar to Pokemon list, Chinese language support, and Steelix loading screen Apr 1| First Silph Road community adventure: Team Rocket takes over the Atlas and subreddit. Executives and TrainerTips kidnapped and rescued. Over 50k travelers participate!
> March 2017
> Date | > ---|--- Mar 29 | Water Festival ends Mar 22 | First Shiny Pokemon (Magikarp) captured in wild. Mar 22 | Water Festival begins Mar 22 | v0.59.1 brings a guaranteed evolution item on 7th-day bonus, egg acquisition dates, preemptive 'shiny' Pokedex sprites, gender icons, and other UI tweaks Mar 10 | The Silph Research Group decodes egg rarity tiers Mar 4 | v0.57.4 brings (actual) minor text fixes Mar 1 | Tatsuo Nomura confirms "[Trading] won’t be through the internet ... The person needs to be in your proximity."
> February 2017
> Date | > ---|--- Feb 28 | John Hanke announces 3 major updates coming in 2017 at Mobile World Congress Feb 25 | v0.57.3 brings performance optimizations Feb 23 | Nest Migration #15 Feb 21 | Move Rebalance restores quick move speed Feb 21 | Anniversary Pikachu Announced Feb 18 | Dronpes released from doghouse Feb 16 | Gen II Launches Feb 15 | Gen II Announced to bring 80+ species, berries, + customization Feb 14 | MrsDronpes doesn't receive Dronpes' Valentine's flowers Feb 14 | GAME_MASTER receives berries + avatar customizations Feb 8 | [Egg Distance Shakeup] (/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/5t0hk3/updated_egg_list_distances_reference_image_for/) & Migration Feb 8 | Valentine's Event begins
> January 2017
> Date | > ---|--- Jan 29 | v0.55.0 brings GO+ fix & Gen 2 prep. Jan 24 | Large banwave hits botted accounts Jan 24 | Largescale spawnpoint remap adds additional nests Jan 23 | Launches in S. Korea using OSM map data Jan 17 | v0.53.1 silently adds large amounts of code for upcoming features Jan 8 | Holiday Event ends
> For a full history, visit our Comprehensive Historical Timeline wiki page!