This is what Pokemon Go will look like on your smartphone

This is what Pokemon Go will look like on your smartphone
Pokemon Go is a game for the kids who grew up playing the Pokemon RPG only to be chastised by their parents for playing. "Don't you know those monsters aren't real?," they might have said. But with Pokemon Go and Augmented Reality, Pokemon is real. After all, those pocket monsters do appear on your smartphone's screen. We first told you about this last September when the game was first introduced.

Pokemon Go is produced by Nintendo and Niantic Labs, and would be Pokemon masters use their Android or iOS smartphone to find where the creatures are hiding out among their surroundings. Players can also purchase a wearable in the shape of a Pokeball (what else?) which flashes and vibrates when there is a Pokemon around them.

If you ever blew out the candles on your birthday cake after wishing that Pokemon were real, guess what. Your wish has come true.You will be able to catch, trade and battle Pokemon. There is no word on when tand where the game will be available.

At SXSW, Niantic CEO John Hanke led a panel which used a big screen to show off images of Pokemon Go on a smartphone. Someone managed to take a video of the game in action, and posted it on YouTube. You can check it out by clicking on the video below. 



source: EricF via Engadget

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17 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Awesome, I need more.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Wake me up when they start to release some gen7 Pokemon sneak peak, not interest to this

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The IAPs will be like $0.99 = poker ball $4.99 = great ball $9.99 = ultra ball $99.99 = master ball

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nah DS games don't cost that much and you don't have to spend real money to get pokeballs. I'd much rather pay $20-30 for the game, than have pay to win microtransactions.

7. Rydsmith unregistered

Because this is obviously coming out for the DS -_-.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I was just using the DS as a comparison. and why change it up so much from ds games, final fantasy for Android and iOS isn't pay to win so neither should pokemon.

9. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Everyone wants to rip-off now. That's why I dislike games with in-app purchase. A game which you could pay no more than 30 bucks to download, you end up paying hundreds and even thousands of bucks on upgrading and unlocking stuffs. Total rip-off!

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, especially EA's mobile games I remember FIFA 13, Madden 12, Fight Night Champion, EA MMA being my favorite games back on my iPod Touch 4 But now those games are allo freemium FIFA is still pretty good But Madden and UFC have been dumbed down and simplified in terms of gameplay

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Agreed 100%

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same, I hate freemuim games But this game is being developed by the makers of Ingress, not Nintendo IMO its highly likely that its freemuim

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I hope they can get to Sony's level of AR in term of accuracy the pokemon still moves around too much

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

akward AR movement.. at least it doesnt require marker, beacon, or 3D mapping.. maybe they can make proper AR on 2020

13. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Looks disappointing.. i hope you can battle and train up your pokemon but if its just a "walk around and throwing unlimited pokeballs catching every pokemon just ot level yourself up" im just not going to bother giving it a go.

14. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I find this too much of a gimmick. Looks like I'm gonna be stuck with Micromon for a while now.

17. nique0201

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

whats micromon

15. kxng_poetic

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

What the!!?!?! So we just gonna ignore that he used a master ball on an Ivysaur!?!? The utter disrespect!!

16. nique0201

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I definitely said to myself... If a pokeball damn near caught him, why not try another pokeball or maybe... MAYBE.. upgrade to a great ball lol!!

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