Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO

5 / 5

Author:

Niantic, Inc.

Latest Version:

0.169.3

Publish Date:

2020-03-25

Size:

Varies with device

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Pokémon GO review

Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game created by Niantic, Inc. in collaboration with Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Google. It was released on July 6, 2016 for Android and iOS devices. In the game, players use a mobile device to capture virtual Pokémon creatures and train them. The game is free to download and makes use of the player's smartphone camera to display their surroundings and locate nearby Pokémon. This is the first Pokémon game to use an augmented reality (AR) game.

Gameplay

The player is encouraged to explore the world around them to find Pokémon. The player finds and captures small, medium, and large Pokémon by throwing a ball that they have to catch with a Pokemon. After capturing the Pokemon, the player can train their Pokemon to fight against other Pokemon.

Players are encouraged to explore their surroundings while hunting for Pokémon. Pokémon GO is played by looking at the phone's screen or by using the phone's camera. One of the main features of the game is catching Pokémon. This is accomplished by throwing a Poké Ball at the Pokémon. When the Poké Ball hits the Pokémon, the Pokémon is brought into the player's collection. Players can also train the Pokémon they catch by using items called Stardust and Pokémon Candy. Pokémon GO also has a feature that allows players to find rare Pokémon.

Graphics

The graphics are simple and cartoon-like with a pixelated appearance. The graphics in Pokémon GO are relatively simplistic, but still manage to maintain the same feel as the Pokémon game series. Pokémon GO's graphics are not as detailed as some games, but this is because Pokémon GO has a more mobile-based experience.

Information about replayability

The game is free to download and makes use of the player's smartphone camera to display their surroundings and locate nearby Pokémon. Players of Pokémon GO will find that the game is not as interesting after a few weeks of playing, but this is not due to the game's graphics or gameplay. Pokémon GO is based on a player's location, so as a player travels and their surroundings change, so will the game.

Pros

  • There is a sense of joy in capturing a Pokémon
  • There is no limit to the number of times you can capture Pokémon
  • It's a good way to explore your surroundings
  • It is a free game
  • It is a great way to get exercise
  • It is a fun and exciting game
  • It is a game that you can play with friends

Cons

  • There is a risk of getting lost
  • There is a risk of getting robbed
  • It takes up a lot of space on your phone
  • There is a risk of getting hit by a car
  • You have to keep your phone charged
5

Great

Ever since its release on July 6th, 2016, Pokémon GO has been a worldwide phenomenon. The game, created by Niantic, is an augmented reality game that uses the technology of the player's smartphone to bring the Pokémon to the real world. This is accomplished by downloading the Pokémon GO application to the phone, turning on the phone's GPS, and either using the phone's camera or the phone's screen to view the world. Players then wander the world, and must capture the Pokémon they find. Pokémon GO can be played with one hand, and has been a popular option for many people who have given up on their other interests to focus on Pokémon GO.

5

Great

Ever since its release on July 6th, 2016, Pokémon GO has been a worldwide phenomenon. The game, created by Niantic, is an augmented reality game that uses the technology of the player's smartphone to bring the Pokémon to the real world. This is accomplished by downloading the Pokémon GO application to the phone, turning on the phone's GPS, and either using the phone's camera or the phone's screen to view the world. Players then wander the world, and must capture the Pokémon they find. Pokémon GO can be played with one hand, and has been a popular option for many people who have given up on their other interests to focus on Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO

5 / 5

product
Author: Niantic, Inc.
Latest Version: 0.169.3
Publish Date: 2020-03-25
Size: Varies with device