Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Pokemon Go was introduced to Malaysia a few days ago and it is the In-thing for the moment.  I saw my friend May playing it on her I-pad and got her to show me how to do it.  I went home and registered for the game.  So far I managed to catch 15 monsters already.  It is really quite an engaging game.

Pokémon GO is an Android and iOS free-to-play game.

The game is based around catching, trading and battling Pokémon in real life through augmented reality, using the devices having Android and iOS systems installed.

Pokémon GO Plus can be separately purchased along with Pokémon GO. The device will enable the wearer to effectively search for Pokémon through the use of Bluetooth for the Apple or Android mobile phone.

So far, only the Generation I Pokémon (the original 151) are confirmed to be catchable. The Pokémon's location varies based on the actual landscape (e.g. water-type Pokémon are likely to be found at rivers or oceans, while rock-type Pokémon are likely to be found at caves).

The trainer has to find a Pokémon, which is shown on the local map. If there are no footprints aside a Pokémon's sprite, the Pokémon is very close to the trainer and appears directly on the map, while more footprints indicate the Pokémon is further away, but they all can be put on the list to be tracked later on. To attract Pokémon to the trainer, an incense can be used, or a Lure Module can be used to attract Pokémon to a PokéStop. Once the Pokémon is found, by tapping the phone, the trainer initiates a battle. The trainer has to throw a Poké Ball at an exact angle to capture the Pokémon. A white circle represents the area in which the Poké Ball must be thrown in order to catch the Pokémon. A colored circle appears inside this white circle. The smaller the circle, the more likely the trainer is to catch the Pokémon.
To learn more about this game that has taken the world by storm, click this LINK.

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