Pokemon Go was initially released in selected countries in July 2016. This is a location-based reality game and free to play. It is developed by Niantic for IOS and Android devices. This game uses GPS technology of cell phone. Users locate capture, train, and battle virtual creatures. These creatures appear on screen, called Pokémon. It has quickly become one of the most used mobile apps. However, due to the usage of GPS system, it has increased the number of accidents around the world. Multiple governments have expressed concerns over the game’s security.
How to Play:
You can travel between the real and virtual world of Pokémon. Pokémon Go allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon. This game uses real-world locations. The places are in the region of Japan, New York, and Paris. As you move around, your phone will vibrate. It means that you’re near a Pokémon. Then throw a Pokémon ball towards that Pokémon to catch it. When you try to find it, it might run away. So you have to be careful. You can get more Poke Balls from PokéStops. These are interesting places such as public art installations.
Customize your Trainer:
You will have to customize your trainer when you first play this game. As you move, your trainer will also move. Other players will see your character when they visit a Gym that you control.
Adding in Pokedex:
You will gain levels in this game. These levels help you to learn most strong Pokemon to complete your Pokedex. You will also access to more powerful items like Great Balls. These shots give you a better chance to catch Pokémon. There are also some other ways to add Pokémon to your Pokédex.You may find Pokémon Eggs at PokéStops. These eggs hatch after some particular time, and you will find Pokémon that you have never seen before.
Some wild Pokémon will appear only in some locations near where you live. If you’re away from home, then be sure to stay alerted for Pokémon. The reason is that you would not usually encounter! If you catch same species of Pokémon multiple times, you can evolve one of them.
Join a Team:
You can join one of three teams at a certain point in the game. When you participate in a team, you’ll gain the ability to assign Pokémon. These Pokémon are caught in opening Gym locations. It’s a place where a team member has assigned Pokémon. These Gyms can be found on real places in the world. Each user can keep only one Pokémon at a particular Gym. So, you will need to work together with your teammates to develop a strong defense.
If other team claims a Gym, you can challenge it by using Pokémon. You choose your Pokémon to fight in combat. Battles are also very challenging and fun. Each Pokémon has two attacks. Pokémon can also dodge the attack if you swipe left or right. If your Pokémon wins the battle, then the Gym’s Prestige is decreased. When the Gym’s Prestige comes to zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym. As a result, you can take control of it by assigning a Pokémon to defend it. Team members can also increase the Gym’s level by battling the defending Pokémon. As the Gym comes to a higher standard, your team can assign more Pokémon to defend it. You can also team up with your friends. So you can battle at a battling Gym together.
You can face a wide variety of challenges in different categories like catching Pokémon and exploration. When you complete challenges, you will unlock medals as much as you can.
Free to Play:
This game is at no charge. Anyone can get it from App Store and Google Play. Playing with loads of fun things is free. There is also a feature of app purchases. So that you can have more items and features for more experience. The user can spend more money on PokéCoins. It is the currency of the game.
Pokémon GO Plus:
It is a portable device. It can enable Pokémon Go players to enjoy the game even while they are not looking at their mobile phones. This device connects to mobile via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in a match. There are certain buttons on it. Players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing these button. This device will be launched in September 2016.
You can turn on the camera when you encounter a Pokémon in the wild. It puts the wild Pokémon into the live scene where your camera is facing. So capture the moment with the in-game camera. This is in your bag. Line up your shots and take the photo. These snapshots will be saved in your cell phone.
There is a new music feature composed by GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda. Mr. Masuda has worked on Pokémon games since the very beginning. He has composed many of the classic and memorable songs that have inspired fans for decades. Since its release, Pokémon Go has been a huge hit around the world.
IOS & Android:
In Android, its rating is 4.0+. Whereas some downloads are round about 2 Lac. Its popularity is increasing day by day. This game was not launched a very long time ago. Its downloaders are growing rapidly. This application is on the way to its progress. Also, its players are giving a positive review. The reason for its popularity is the use of GPS System. Android users are happy with this app.
As far as IOS is concerned, the same reviews are coming from iPhone users. Its popularity is also among the IOS. Its ranking is 4.0+ whereas downloads are roundabout to 1.5 Lac.
Overall, Pokemon Go is breaking the records with a bright future. 2 Lac downloads in just 1 to 2 months is an impressive start of an application.