Pokemon Go is officially here, and has already landed the number 1 spot on Apple’s iOS app store. And despite the reported issues, such as distorted audio and heavy battery usage, it seems you can’t go anywhere on the internet without seeing something Pokemon Go related. So imagine my utter disappointment when I realised I, living in Europe, didn’t yet have access to the game. But the Pokemon Company is here to help. With the game’s release came a release trailer, which can be found at the end of this article. There was also the news that Pokemon Go will be “coming soon” to Canada, Europe and South America.
“In Pokémon GO, players around the globe will explore their surroundings to find and catch wild Pokémon hiding in their midst. Some wild Pokémon appear in their native environments—for example, Water-type Pokémon may appear near lakes and oceans. Once players have encountered a Pokémon, they can catch it by using their smartphone’s touch screen to throw a Poké Ball. Poké Balls and other special items can be found at PokéStops located at interesting places, such as public art installations, historical markers and monuments.”
Pokemon Go is a free game, but does contain some microtransactions. Players can purchase in-game currency using real money. This in-game currency can then be used to buy items in game. For a list of all known performance issues with Pokemon Go check out the support page.
Do you have Pokemon Go? Are you enjoying the game, or do you feel it’s a bit too gimmicky for your liking? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!