Pokémon GO is a game that is on everyone’s lips, but little is actually known. The game was announced last September during a NicoNico Livestream where The Pokémon Company revolutionized all the Pokémon fans announcing a new title for smartphones that will allow you to become a Pokémon trainer in the real world.
The game is being developed by The Pokémon Company together with Niantic Labs, an intern Alphabet startup, that you may know because of another of their games called Ingress.
Pokémon GO combines the virtual Pokémon world with the real world. The game consists on exploring the real world looking for locations where you can find Pokémon to catch, train and evolve in order to become a Pokémon master. Some Pokémon can just be found in certain locations, for example, Water-type Pokémon may appear only near lakes and oceans. We can also find PokéStops located at interesting places like museums, historical markers and other interesting points, where we’ll find Pokéballs and other objects, even some times, Pokémon Eggs. Finally, at a certain point of the game you’ll have to join one of three teams and you’ll be able to fight the gyms of the contrary teams, placed in real locations, and you could also assign a Pokémon to one of your team’s gym to fight against all the rivals.
In order to improve the game experience, they have developed a tiny gadget, the Pokémon GO Plus, which will allow us to be aware of the game without needing to be aware of our smartphone, because it will vibrate and illuminate to notify different events, such as finding a Pokémon.
Currently we can find gameplays of the game or even the Niantic company has shown some screenshots of the game. The company has also given access to the closed beta to some players in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and USA, we hope to have access to the game soon.
Although they have warned us that the game is still in active development, it seems to be a very promising and ambitious game, that will hook lots of people for sure. So you know: Gotta catch ’em all!