Pokemon Go had approximately hundred forty-six thousand regular users in June 2022 through their iPhones in the United States. The game was released in July 2016 and remained popular since then. It is still ranked among the top mobile games across the world. It was the mobile game with the highest revenue in 2021, the year it was launched. You will be surprised to know that it was the fastest game to touch 100 million USD in 2021.
You must have heard stories of gamers hunting down Pokemon in their workplaces, homes, pantries, and even washrooms. And the cops in Missouri said that four robbers are suspected to lure in victims with the scope of catching Pokemon in a thrilling game named Pokemon Go.
Pokemon, developed and owned by Nintendo in the late 1990s was extremely popular towards the fag end of the 1990s. And it is again taking the world by storm, this time it’s because of the new version of the game called Pokemon Go. The game is available for free on iOS and Android platforms.It’s so popular that now it has indulged in neck-to-neck competition with Twitter in terms of securing users’ attention on the Android platform.
According to the description of the game, the mechanism is to use the GPS and clock of your device to find out your position while you are playing the game. And then Pokemon will be made available somewhere around you. All you have to do is to find and catch them. As the user moves around, various other types of Pokemon keep on appearing depending on the location as well as the time at which you are playing the game.
The primary idea of the game is really unique. It will encourage you to move around in the real world in search of Pokemon in the game on your device. This blend of the virtual and the real world employed in the game is called augmented reality. And Pokemon Go has brilliantly adopted it to make this popular character a highly coveted object in our daily life.
Now the question is why so many people are interested in searching for a virtual character when they are preoccupied with their real-life business. One of the major reasons why Pokemon Go is favored by so many users across the globe is that it is free to play. This means you can easily join the game and start playing on your device. Another critical reason can also be attributed here.
How To Play
There’s nobody who doesn’t know how to play Pokemon Go. All you have to do is walk around and catch as many Pokemon as you can. Then you can visit Poke Stops for loading the backpack with loads of goodies so that your Trainer remains supported along the way. When you want to master the game, these basics are just not enough. You need to follow a few tricks to become a top gamer.
When considering how to play Pokemon Go like a pro, the first step is to hatch the eggs and utilize the incubators in the right way. The eggs that you collect or receive from gifts will not only help you obtain a few Pokemon but also gain XP while boosting candies. For instance, you mustn’t waste the 3x incubators but only employ them for 10km eggs. If you have infinite incubators, you can use them for smaller 2km eggs.
You must build the XP first before powering up Pokemon. After all, the skill of the trainer is largely dependent on the XP you possess. You have to move through various levels of XP and you will need more of them for leveling up. On the flip side, if you make the mistake of powering up the Pokemon with a low XP, you have to shell out more candies. Thus, it’s better to save the power-ups until you reach a high level of XP. In order to achieve this, you may catch everything you find, evolve your base Pokemon with additional candies, or use a Lucky Egg when playing actively.
Another way of excelling in the game is to build an army while managing the bag. In Pokemon Go, you will find two areas that register the Pokemon in your bag. The first is of course the bag which shows the Pokemon that are available to you. And the other one is Pokedex which shows the Pokemon you have successfully caught along with those that you have seen and the description of the evolution paths.
Keeping the Pokemon that you will be needing only is your best bet. That will develop your army for fighting in Raid and Gym battles. When you advance in the game, you will realize that you need various powerful Pokemon also. But it’s better to have a good number of Caterpie or Metapod or Blissey than having one variant each.
Pokemon Go gratifies the fantasy of Pokemon to the people associated with the nostalgia of the character. Many of us must have wondered what if the character is real and an inhabitant of the real world. And the game has been introduced to satiate this wish. But to find out the reason why people are so enthusiastic about the game or the character, you have to dive deeper and go back to the time when the original Pokemon was released. The game was so popular that it gave rise to the fad called Pokemania. The handheld and original version of the game - called the Pokemon Red and Blue was released in 1998, followed by Yellow and finally Gold and Silver in the 2K in the US.
With fans across the world wishing for Pokemon to break the shackles of the games' world and become a part of reality, Nintendo has explored augmented reality and technology to bring the character to life. So what are you waiting for? Join the game today and your search for Pokémon begins now.