Posted Thu Jul 7, 2016 at 05:50 AM PDT by Sophia Edwards
Catch Pokemon in real life.
Nintendo and Niantic Labs have finally released their first major mobile game today, 'Pokemon GO', after a lengthy beta test and a soft launch in several regions, the game is now available to play in the US on both iOS and Android. The game, for those unaware, is an AR-based game in which player can find and catch Pokemon spread throughout various real-world locations, as well as enter gym battles and hatch Pokemon eggs. It's a really novel concept and I'm going to give it a shot myself today. You can read a full description of the game below:
Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!
Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side. Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!
Search far and wide for Pokémon and items
Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.
Catching, hatching, evolving, and more
As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind.
Take on Gym battles and defend your Gym
As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers. It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await!
Source: Niantic Labs
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