Pokémon GO available soon on iPhone & Android devices

Pokémon GO available soon on iPhone & Android devices

Pokémon Company International and Niantic, Inc. announced the anticipated release of Pokémon GO, which is available in the App Store and Google Play. At the moment Pokémon GO is only available in the United States, Australia and New-Zealand but it’ll soon be available in Canada, Europe and South Africa.

In Pokémon GO players get the opportunity to explore their surroundings to find and catch wild Pokémon. Some wild Pokémon will appear in their natural surroundings; Water-type Pokémon, for example, will appear near lakes and oceans. The moment a player meets a Pokémon, they get the opportunity to catch the Pokémon by means of throwing a Poké-ball on the screen of their phone. Poké-balls and other special items can be found in the PokéStops, which are located on interesting locations such as public works of art, historical locations and monuments.

Pokémon GO contains following features:

  • Catch Pokémon

In Pokémon GO players get to walk around outside and encounter wild Pokémon. Trainers will go up in level throughout their journey, the higher their level the more powerful Pokémon they’ll be able to catch and add to their Pokédex. Pokémon can also evolve when the Trainer has caught several others of its species, there are even Pokémon Eggs that can found and hatched.

  • Join a team and fight

Players can join ranks in 1 of 3 teams (Mystic, Instinct or Valor) and appoint Pokémon they’ve caught to an open Gym-location or to a Gym which is being governed by a team member. Teams must fight the Pokémon that are defending the Gym of their rivalling team, by doing so raising the prestige of their own Gym.

  • Share the fun

Activate the camera function of your smartphone to make pictures of the Pokémon which you encounter. With the real world as your background, you’ll be sure to create some memorable shots.

  • Adjust your Trainer

Players can pick several garments and accessories to dress up their avatar.

  • Music from Junichi Masuda

Pokémon GO also contains brand new music which was composed by Junichi Masuda of Game Freak.

The Pokémon GO Plus will also be released, this device is a wearable accessory which Pokémon GO players can use without looking at their smartphone. This optional device connects to your smartphone by means of Bluetooth and will keep players up to date of events which are taking place in the app. Players can also use this device to catch Pokémon, all they have to do is press a button.

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