Catch pocket monsters in real life playing Pokemon Go on your phone

Catch pocket monsters in real life playing Pokemon Go on your phone
Imagine getting up in the morning, grabbing your phone, and hunting in your city for Pokemon to catch, battle or trade. With the new Pokemon Go game for iOS and Android, you can. Developed by Nintendo and Niantic Labs, players can also purchase a Go Plus wearable that runs on Bluetooth and pairs with your phone. The Go Plus looks like a Pokeball, and flashes and vibrates when something is happening nearby. It also helps you capture wild Pokemon.

Players get to catch Pokemon, battle with other trainers, and trade with them. If it sounds like a real life version of the Pokemon video game, that's because it is. Pokémon Company's president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said in a statement that "Our challenge was to develop a great game for smartphone devices that expressed the core values of Pokémon."

Until real Pokemon are some how bred, and life resembles the video below, Pokemon Go is about as close as it gets to living life as a real life Pokemon trainer. There is no word on whether real-life Team Rocket team members will be lurking around in your city, aiming to steal your Pokemon.

Pokemon Go will launch sometime next year.



source: OfficialPokemonChannel via Engadget

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12 Comments

1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

Awesome but regional availablity is doubtful might work out in japan???

8. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yeah how long till someone wonders down a back ally in chicago lookin for a damn squirtle and gets raped and murderd??

2. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Simply awesome!!!

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Nifty, though I hope it won't be as region exclusive as other similar games have been, basically meaning if you are in smaller countries within EU and such it is mostly impractical.

4. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

goosebumps

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just wait until some people goes to mount everest, remote volcanic island, and various other place to hunt the legendaries

6. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Nintendo, please get into the smartphone business.

7. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

They mob rushed mewtwo. Nintendo needs to make that move in the mobile market.

9. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i want to try that

10. ZeroCide

Posts: 806; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

This would be awesome on hololens

11. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 161; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Sounds impressive !

12. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Hope that it will be simple like the Leaf Green which I really enjoyed back then.

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