Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game released recently. The games first launched in beta and officially went out after July 6 in New Zealand and Australia. The game was later launched worldwide.However the game is still not available in many other countries as in France, United States and in Africa none May. Despite this, the game is available by downloading the APK of the game at this link
The goal is simple: catch as many Pokemon as possible to gain level. To catch you just have to walk in your neighborhood. And so the game will take you out of you dear home to go and catch Pokemons. When you start the game you will be entitled to three starting Pokemons, Charmander, Squirtle and bulbizare. Any time you can choose Pikachu as a starting Pokemon. To do this, move away from the starting point (at least 1km walk) and return to your starting point, and Pikachu will appeare. To capture a Pokemon, just swipe your finger from the pokeball at the bottom of the screen to the pokemon infront of you.
The game has Pokestop which designates a historical / cultural sites in the real world and allows you to get some useful objects objects (Poke Balls, candy ...)
To catch pokemons you just have to walk and wait for pokemons to appear. Otherwise you can catch using incense that lasts 30 minutes that attracts various Pokemons. Otherwise you can also use decoy modules which works like incense but allow other players to benefit from it. At the bottom of the screen in browsing mode is a table with Pokemon and footprints. This designated the Pokemons that are around. The number of footprints designated their distance. While we note that one footprint means that they are close to you and three means they are far apart. We also note that the environment defines the type of pokemons we can have. So a place with water will have water type pokemons and a place with vegetation will have plant type pokemons and so on.
Fighting in Pokemon Go takes place in arenas. The arenas are only available to level 5. Pass this level you can choose among 3 teams (blue, orange, red). When you arrive in front of an arena, you will be able to face a pokemon place by the previously victorious team defending that arena. You will be entitled to a team of six Pokemons. The gameplay is also simple, you can attack, dodge to the right or left. You can also revive a pokemon that has been eliminated using the "Reminder" available in the "game's objects". Yep we would have preffered to be able to challenge our friends to battles rather that arenas. Maybe that will be available in a future update.
Then you will also note that the game is consumes a lot of battery (obviously) because for it to work you have to leave your phone on and your GPS is constantly in use during that time.
Despite this, some people have the <<impossible to detect your location >> or <<GPS signal not found>> message (it did this for me) do not worry, a solution is available at this address. It will be noted that the game will also bugger your phone and will heat it. I would also advise you to completely close the game when you're not using it. For the battery an energy saving mode is available in the game. It reduced the brightness of your screen and will inactivate the game when you're holding the phone upside down. Also do not be surprised if when you sign a message tells you that the servers are saturated. This is completely normal. The game has been so well received by the international community that the servers have summers saturate a few days after it launch. But rest assured Niantics has ensured the acquisition of more servers to contain the growing number of tamers.
Beware of addiction
A couple of days after the launch of Pokemon Go, several unusual cases have been reported round the world. Here are some;
-A Pokestop place a few meters from a police station in the United States attracted many apprentice tamers in this station. The police was forced to give warnings.
-An Australian who worked in Singapore has been dismissed after criticizing the country on twitter. The man complained of not finding pokemon in this sh**** country. This arose hatred for the young man in the country and people wrote on the company's Facebook wall. The latter was forced to dismiss the young man.
-Sarah Wiggins, a resident of Riverton in Wyomming has found a corpse near a river while looking for a pokemon.
-In Missouri, youth decided to place a lure on a pokestop and waited for some tamers to come and capture the pokemons to robe them. Fortunately the police was able to arrest this pseudo team rocket.
Then you will understand that we must be careful while playing the game to avoid bad surprise.
Despite all this, the game continues to be a huge success for the company which did not expect such a success. Well, I'll let you discover the rest of the game. So what are you waiting for to put on your caps and capture Pokemons? Pokemon GO !