Here‚Äôs your chance to travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pok√©mon with Pok√©mon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pok√©mon GO, you‚Äôll discover technology and a major upgradation in a whole new world‚Äîyour own! Pok√©mon GO is built on Niantic‚Äôs Real World Gaming Platform and will use real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pok√©mon. Pok√©mon GO allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pok√©mon as you explore your surroundings.
The Pok√©mon 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. In Pok√©mon GO, the real world will be the setting!
Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pok√©mon. Explore cities and towns around where you live and even around the globe to capture as many Pok√©mon as you can. As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you‚Äôre near a Pok√©mon. Once you‚Äôve encountered a Pok√©mon, take aim on your smartphone‚Äôs touch screen and throw a Pok√© Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away! Also look for Pok√©Stops located at interesting places, such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments, where you can collect more Pok√© Balls and other items.
Customize your Trainer
When you first play Pok√©mon GO, you‚Äôll get to customize the look of your Trainer, choosing apparel and accessories to give him or her a cool look. Your customized character will appear as you move around on the map, as well as on your profile page. Plus, other players will see your character when they visit a Gym you control.
Add your Pok√©dex
In Pok√©mon GO, you will gain levels as a Trainer, and at higher levels you will be able to catch more powerful Pok√©mon to complete your Pok√©dex. You‚Äôll also have access to more powerful items, such as Great Balls, to give you a better shot at catching Pok√©mon. Keep exploring and encountering Pok√©mon to raise your level!
There are other ways to add Pok√©mon to your Pok√©dex, too. If you catch the same species of Pok√©mon enough times, you‚Äôll get the opportunity to evolve one of them! And as you explore, you may find Pok√©mon Eggs at Pok√©Stops, which will hatch after you‚Äôve walked a specific distance. When they hatch, you may find Pok√©mon you‚Äôve never seen before.