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Just a few days ago we showed you a video of AR game Pokemon Go, which was displayed during a panel discussion at SXSW headed by Niantic's CEO John Hanke. Niantic is the company that is partnering with Ninteno to produce Pokemon Go. Using your smartphone and an accessory that looks like a Pokeball, you become an actual Pokemon trainer looking to capture pocket monsters.

Once you snag a Pokemon in the wild, he is yours to trade and fight. To capture a Pokemon, you need to throw a Pokeball at it by tapping on your smartphone screen. But you are going to have to purchase a Pokeball at a Pok├ęStop. The latter will be located at real life museums and other similar locations. Such stores will also sell Pokemon eggs that will hatch faster the more you walk. That gives you an incentive to stay on your feet and continue searching for Pokemon and other trainers.

Speaking of exploring, you will find AR Pokemon in areas related to the type of Pokemon that they are. For example, a water Pokemon like Squirtle will be more likely to appear in areas near you where there is water found. Bulbasaur, a grass-type Pokemon, will be more likely to appear in a forest. Pokemon Go allows you to work yourself up through the ranks and as you reach higher levels as a trainer, you will be allowed to catch more powerful creatures and obtain better tools like a Great Ball.

The Pokemon Go Plus accessory that we alluded to above is a wearable that has a tear drop design, but also looks like a Pokeball. This device will vibrate and light up when you are near a Pokemon.

Pokemon Go will be beta tested in Japan, and will be launched for iOS and Android in 2016.

source: PokemonGo via MobileSyrup

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posted on 24 Mar 2016, 21:56

1. BradyCrack (Posts: 835; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

will there be starters? The game looks interesting, but from the leaks it doesn't look so good.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 21:58 3

2. Ahovking (Posts: 711; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)

It's becoming such a disappointment.. I play Pokemon not to "catch em all" but to train my Pokemon creating that bond between me and my pixels and battle them and watch them grow..

As far as I can tell this game is all about catching them all and by catching more you level up and when you capture enough of a single Pokemon they then evolve.. Kinda crap.

I hope this game does have some kind of battle mechanics and you can use your Pokemon to battle these wild Pokemon instead of spamming poke balls at them.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 22:39 2

3. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)

If you were expecting something similar to the mainline Pokemon games, expect to be disappointed. This isn't and never was made to be like those. It was made to be a fit for a smartphone platform.

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 01:20

6. ibend (Posts: 6685; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

yeah right, just throwing pokebal at some random wild pokemon will be boring...
I guess I'll skip this one and wait for the sequel, and hope it have more proper concept and better AR
(and I wonder if they'll release gen7 this year o.O)

posted on 25 Mar 2016, 03:49

7. BradyCrack (Posts: 835; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

Pokemon sun and moon confirmed mate!!!!

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