Pokemon Go. Just a game. Created by Niantic and released this month. It’s available for Android and iOS devices in Australia, USA, partially in Europe and Asia. The releases in other countries are on the go. The project became a cult game right after the release. What makes it that special? Check this out.
The game opens a new world of gaming for all those tired of standard Android and iOS games. Pokémon Go opens the door to a new reality where you can be a part of a new world created personally for you! That’s the first mobile project that allows you to search and collect the Pokémon species in real surroundings!
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The only thing you should do is stand on your feet and go out into the street in search of your Pokémon creatures. You’ll be able to explore the places you live in and your habitual surroundings. While you get around the streets and park lanes your device vibrates as soon as you get close to the Pokémon you need to capture. When you finally find your Pokémon, just aim your touchscreen on it and catch it with a Poké Ball. But it’s not that easy as it seems cause it can simply run away. After you catch your Pokémon you can train it and customize it the way you wish. You can use a live camera to capture a moment you find your Pokémon and share it with your friends!
You can also collect Poké Balls, Pokémon Eggs and useful stuff around famous public places and monuments. While you gain levels you get closer to powerful Great Balls and better skills helpful in catching Pokémon.
At a certain moment of playing you’ll get a chance to join one of the teams and open Gyms where you’ll be able to work together with your team in order to create the most powerful defense. When one of the rival teams claims a Gym you’ll get a chance to challenge it an start a battle, that’s great fun.
How does it happen? Firstly, you choose your Pokémon. Every Pokémon can attack twice. If you win the battle, you reduce Gym’s Prestige. When you lose, you drop your Gym’s prestige to zero and lose control of it. But you can also defend it with a Pokémon.
The prestige of your Gym can be increased in fighting with the defending Pokémon. Even if you battle with your team mates you increase your Gym’s prestige by gaining points and getting to a higher level.
There’s also a wide choice of challenges that you can complete and unlock achievements and prizes.
Search for your Pokemon in the real world.
Wanna Know More?
There’s a special device getting ready for the big release. It’s called Pokémon Go Plus that will help the players track the activity of Pokémon even if they have no access to the mobile device. The device uses Bluetooth to stay connected to your phone notifying about the game events. For example, if the Pokémon is nearby it uses LED and vibration. The device can also catch Pokémon with a special button. This device will be available in the second half of July.
Is Pokemon Go for FREE?
Yep. The game is available for free download on Android and iOS. There are certain payable features, but they are not obligatory if you want to play for free and develop your game. Players can pay for PokéCoins, power-ups and enhancements. There are also unique items available.