Pokemon Go is an augmented reality mobile game from Nintendo and developer Niantic Labs that is being out now for both iOS and Android users in select countries.
The app was first went live in Australia and New Zealand where the game uses your smartphone’s camera and sensors, as well as location-based algorithms, to place pokemon in the real world.
As you are on your way to travel around to landmarks and notable locations in your city, you can catch the creatures and then train and battle them at gyms.
The game was created by Niantic, the maker of the similar AR mobile game called Ingress, in collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company.
And as expected, how to play the game safely as you walk in your city or on the road?
The most important thing you need to do is walk.
The point of Pokemon Go is to travel around, exploring different geographic areas to find appropriate Pokemon.
And here’s what you should keep in mind when trying to catch a specific Pokemon.
1. Keep a Pokemon’s type in mind. For example, if you think to catch a Water Pokemon, think about beaches, river banks and so on. A Grass Pokemon may be found near grassy parks and so on.
2. Check the Weather. Weather simply affects Pokemon availability in the game. Water Pokemon enjoy being out and about when it’s raining, while Electric Pokemon will show up in thunderstorms to et charged up. Fire Pokemon enjoy the sun and will show up in sunny days. So have fun catching different Pokemon creatures depending on the weather.
3. Rare Pokemon show up in specific areas. One player shared that he passed a patch of grass on the way to work that spawned a Ninetails, a Hitmonchan, a Jolteon and a Porygon. All of which are comparatively rare Pokemon in the game. Just look around your surroundings until you find such an area, and keep checking back there to see what you can find.
Just tap on a Pokemon of your choice once you spot it, and initiate the capture process. You will then see a Pokeballs and just toss it towards the Pokemon with good aim and you will able to catch it.
Just remember that some Pokemon are hard to catch and you can use higher-level Pokeballs to make thing easier. You will see a ring around it once you capture a Pokemon. Green means easy to catch, Orange means intermediate, and Red means hard to catch and will take more Pokeballs.
So, have fun catching one, and you may share your experiences while playing the game.