Pokémon Go game is a location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for Android and iOS devices. Since Pokemon Go game was released in July 2016, It has taken the world by storm. Pokemon Go make use of the GPS and camera of player to allow them catch virtual monster creatures called pokemon.
Pokemon Go was developed by Japanese the software company Niantic Labs. It is based on the Nitendos’ Game Boy, which was a Cartoon and card trading game popular game in the 1990s. Since it’s release, it has become the Apple most downloaded app from iTunes in first week of release. Pokemon Go has also dropped Candy Crush as the most used game app in the USA.
How To Play Pokemon Go Game
First of all, you create a game account, then you create an avatar or game custume for yourself by selecting a hair, skin, and eye color; style; and outfit. Then your avatar will be displayed around your immediate surroundings using your GPS. With the help of the GPS and the camera of your device, the game allows players to capture, virtual creatures, called Pokémon.
With your GPS on, try walking around and if there is any Pokemon close to your location, it will appear on your device screen as though in the real world. You then catch the Pokemon by swiping the poke ball at it the screen.
The Pokemon game is free-to-play, although it also supports in-app purchases. The in-app purchases grants players additional game play items. An optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby.
What To Do With Your Pokemon After capturing them
Like most games, you do not earn any money by playing Pokemon Go. Now some people have keep asking after the fate of their captured Pokemon. Well you train them and also locate a Pokemon Gym and battle other players to become a Pokemon king.
Terms Used In Pokémon Go game
There are certain terms that intending players of Pokemon Go should take Note of and some of them have been listed below:
- Pokemon: This is the virtual monster Creature that you catch while playing the Pokemon Go game.(Jigglypuff and Pikachu)
- Pikachu: It is the most famous Pokemon and an icon of Japanese culture. It is fast moving with electric powers.
- Pokestop: These are Landmarks. PokéStops provide players with game items, such as eggs, Poké Balls. and potions. Pokestops also can be equipped with items called lures, which attract wild Pokémon.
- Pokeball: It is a game item from pokestops that you can throw at at pokemon to catch it.
- Pokémon gyms: These are specific locations where Pokemon battle each other.
Future Trends and Expectations From Pokemon Go
While the game has been widely accepted worldwide, there are many improvements that is expeced from the company. The game has not been released to the whole regions of the world but the servers are said to be crashing dew to have download.
There is also an optional companion Bluetooth wearable device, the Pokémon Go Plus, is planned for future release and will alert users when Pokémon are nearby. So users should expect it with Enthusiasm.
Dangers Associated With Pokemon Go Game
Though the game has been widely played, it also has high risk of addiction. The company warns players to be mindful of their surroundings playing Pokemon Go game. This though have not yeilded the expected results as the game has been greeted with deaths and accidents just within less than a month of its launch.
There has been incidents of breaking into peoples’s houses, churches and gardens by players of Pokemon Go in order to catch a near by Pokemon. A report of teens who nearly drowned because they went in search of a Pokemon in the middle of a lake and were rescued by security agencies.
Pokemon Go Free Download
The game is now available in over 40 countries with more being added by the company on weekly basis.
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