Put your shoes on and get outside, it’s Pokémon time. The much anticipated animated game, Pokémon Go is now available in the USA. Like audience in Australia and New Zealand, Americans can now log-in the exciting world of Pokemon Go to discover and capture adorable wild creatures in the real world, and also evolve and train them for battles.
The new AR Pokémon Go combines the world of animation with the real world by allowing Pokemon trainers to search and capture Pokémon in real-life settings at unexpected spots. You can find Pokémon next to your microwave in the kitchen, waiting for you in the drive way or sitting across from you at your favorite diner. After spotting a Pokémon, you can capture it by throwing a Poké ball. But make sure you act quickly for Pokémon can get away if you delay the capture. The game offers two types of capturing gameplay modes, AR and real world. Each Pokemon has varying Capture power, the higher the CP, the more difficult it is to capture. Therefore, trainers will have to perfect their throws to capture the creatures and to save Poke balls. If you run out of Poke balls, you can easily collect them from Pokestops. Real world landmarks and other places are used as Pokestops to collect balls and other items like Razz berries, revival potions and others to capture and strengthen the creatures.
Besides the real-life adventure feature of the game, Pokémon Go offers a lot more. You can join any one of the three teams and engage in battles for possession of Gyms. You can also visit Pokéstop at interesting places to stock up Pokéballs and other helpful items, and much more. Read our previous coverage to find out how to play Pokemon Go.
Pokémon Go was released in the USA, after the initial rollout in Australia and New Zealand. It is available for iOS and Android for free and supports in-app purchases. iOS users can enjoy Pokémon Go on iPhone and iPad with iOS 8.0 and above.