How does it work?

As users walk around the real word, Pokémon characters appear on the game map. When users come within a close enough range the Pokémon will appear on the device screen and users throw Poké Balls at them to capture them. The aim is to collect as many different characters as possible. The map is an … 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

Does it cost anything?

The app is free to download however there is an option to use in-game currency called Poké Coins, these can be used to buy Poké Balls (used to capture Pokémon). Users do not need to purchase currency to play the game. Like most other apps, purchasing these may make the game slightly easier. Parents can … Read more