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Lured Up - A Pokémon GO Podcast

Jul 4, 2023

Lured Up Podcast 273

Record Date - 7/1/2023

Publish Date - 7/4/2023


Another fun filled week in the world of Pokémon GO! And by fun filled we mean ups and downs and a roller coaster ride of emotions! Plenty of news to cover as well as some pretty heavy stuff coming straight from the top at Niantic.


Dark Flames has wrapped up and we had a pretty fun time with the event. Solid spawns, Research, and Raids kept us busy and engaged. The branching Research kept us on our toes and we hope that this trend continues as it makes the game and events feel more personal. This weekend was also GO Battle Day: Clay and we hope your fingertips aren’t too sore from tapping!


The Community Ambassador Program has officially been relaunched and we are eager to see how Niantic will be handling things internally. A new eligibility list makes the program more accessible than ever and along with the global release of Campfire, we are hoping that that we will see an explosion of IRL activity.


Our Poke The Bear this week was about the very short lived increased interaction distance. The creators took a beating for sharing incorrect information, and were put directly in the line of fire as that info came direct from Niantic. 


The interaction news was just the beginning as a note from John Hanke detailed the layoff of 230 employees and the closure of their LA studio. With talks of revenue and focus in the memo, Twitter saw this as the perfect opportunity to go on the attack and rub salt into a very open wound.


Dark Flames -

Hidden Gems -

Campfire -

Community Ambassador Program -

GO Battle Day -

July Content Update - 

Poke The Bear -

Niantic Support -

Niantic Layoffs - 


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Ken Pescatore

Adam Tuttle


Writer and Producer

Ken Pescatore


Executive Producer 

Paul Bhatt


Show music provided by GameChops and licensed through Creative Commons




Intro Music

Lake Verity (Drum & Bass Remix) 


GameChops - Ultraball


Break Music

National Park

Mikel & GameChops

GameChops - Poké & Chill


Outro Music

Vast Poni Canyon

CG5 & GlitchxCity (Future Bass Remix)

GameChops - Ultraball

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Lured Up and the Pokémon Professor Network are not affiliated with Niantic Inc., The Pokémon Company, Game Freak or Nintendo.


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