Experience Points, Levels and Gyms

Players earn experience points for various in-game activities. Players rise in level as they earn experience points (XP), with various features being progressively unlocked. Most notably, at level five, the player can battle at a Pokémon Gym and join one of three color-coded teams (red for Team Valor, blue for Team Mystic, or yellow for … Read more

In-Game Purchases

Although the game is free to play, it supports in-app purchases, where players can purchase additional Poké Balls and other in-game items. These items include Incense (which attract Pokémon to you as you move for thirty minutes), Lure Modules, which you have to use at PokéStops to attract Pokémon to your current location near the … Read more

The ultimate goal

The ultimate goal of the game is to complete the entries in the Pokédex, a comprehensive Pokémon logbook, by catching and evolving them to collect every one in it.

About the game

Pokemon Go is nothing like the Game Boy game you remember – it’s a free mobile game that lets you see tiny creatures called Pokemon through the window of your phone, as if they existed in the real world. Then, you can catch them. (One player says they’ve already caught ’em all.) It’s also wildly … Read more

Available Countries

So far, the game has been released in: Albania Argentina Australia Austria Bahrain Bangladesh Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia Botswana Brazil Belgium Bulgaria Burkina Faso Brunei Cambodia Canada Cape Verde Chad Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Estonia Falkland Islands Federated States of Micronesia Fiji Finland … Read more

About the Plus device

The Pokémon Go Plus is a Bluetooth Low Energy wearable device, developed by Nintendo’s Platform Technology Development division, that allows players to perform certain actions in the game without looking at their smart device. When a player is near a Pokémon or PokéStop, the Plus vibrates. The player can then press the button to capture … Read more

Reviews and Critics

Pokémon Go was released to mixed reviews; critics praised the concept, but criticized technical problems. It was one of the most used and profitable mobile apps in 2016, having been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide by the end of the year. It is credited with popularizing location-based and AR technology, promoting physical activity, … Read more

About the Anime

Pokémon (short for pocket monster) is a franchise owned by Nintendo and began life in the mid 90’s as a game for the Game Boy. The game centered on fictional characters know as Pokemon which humans (Pokémon Trainers) catch and train to battle each other. The Japanese franchise became well known for its unique graphics … Read more

Popularity

One of the reasons for its popularity is it is free to download and very easy to play. For many players the game is nostalgic, Pokémon became a phenomenon in the late 90’s early 00’s. This is also the first time an augmented reality game has come into the main stream. Young people in particular … Read more

Is there a multi-player mode?

Currently there is no multiplayer function but the game developers are still exploring multiplayer options. The only social part of the game occurs when battling for control of a Gym. The game does not allow for players to play their friends, however we expect to see some additions to functionality in the future. Users can … Read more