Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Pokémon GO New Features Announced

New cool features for the Pokémon GO app, set to come out next month, have been released.


Pokémon GO is set to come out soon, and some new cool features have been announced.

Pokémon GO will be released for iOS and Android. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in real life. Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform and will use real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO will allow players to find and catch more than a hundred different Pokémon as they explore their surroundings.

The Pokémon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place.

You can explore areas where you live to find new Pokémon, and once you have found one, take aim with your phone, and throw a Pokéball. PokéStops can also be found, and you can collect more Pokéballs and other items.

You can also customize your trainer, and collect Pokémon in your Pokédex. One of the features I love is that you can join a team, and battle other trainers in real life. At a certain point in the game, you are asked to join one of three teams. Like Pokéstops, Gyms can be found in real locations in the world. This is what the Pokémon website says about gyms:

If a Gym is already claimed by another team, you can challenge that Gym using your own Pokémon. Using the Pokémon you’ve caught, engage in battle with the defending Pokémon at the Gym. Battles are challenging and fun. Use your Pokémon’s two attacks to battle the defending Pokémon. You can also dodge the defending Pokémon’s attacks by swiping left and right. If your Pokémon wins the battle, then the Gym’s Prestige is reduced. When the Gym’s Prestige is reduced to zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and you or another player can then take control of it by assigning a Pokémon to it. Once your team has control of the Gym, you can increase its Prestige (and level) by training your Pokémon with the defending Pokémon. As the Gym gets to a higher level, your team has the ability to assign more Pokémon to defend it. You can also team up with your friends and battle at a rival Gym together to take down stronger Gyms faster.
Pokémon GO Plus has also been released. It's a really cool device that allows you to see when you are near a Pokémon without your phone by using sound and vibration. You can also catch Pokémon and other actions with it.

The Pokémon GO Plus
Best of all Pokémon GO is free to play. There are in-app purchases of course, but you can still play the game without spending any money.

You can also take a photo of a Pokémon you have encountered and have your camera background as the background in your photo, which is pretty cool.

I can't wait for Pokémon GO. It's got really cool features, and I can't wait to get the app and hopefully the Pokémon GO Plus. I'm really hoping that an iPad version of the game will be released.

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