Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go, developed by Niantic Labs, uses your phone’s GPS and camera to create an augmented reality (AR) monster hunting game, blending the real world with a simulated online world.

The aim of the game is to collect and trade cartoonish creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) in order to gain points, ‘candies’ and ‘stardust’, and level up your character. After levelling up you can then ‘battle’ other teams to win control of important locations called ‘Pokémon Gyms’, usually located in real life public meeting spots like parks or landmarks. This is all done using a Google style in-game map that shows you where these creatures and locations are in relation to your real life location.

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