Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO

By Niantic, Inc.

  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2016-07-07
  • Current Version: 1.69.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 261.15 MB
  • Developer: Niantic, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
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Description

Pokémon GO just introduced a new research feature that encourages Trainers to explore the world by completing a variety of objectives with the opportunity to earn helpful rewards and discover powerful Pokémon. Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 800 million times and named “Best Mobile Game” by The Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch. Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered! Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away! Search far and wide for Pokémon and items Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops and Gyms—found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments—to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items. Catching, hatching, evolving, and more As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind. Choose a Buddy Pokémon to walk with and earn Candy that will help you make your Pokémon stronger. Compete in epic Gym battles You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side. As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers. Team up to defeat powerful Raid Bosses A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages you to work with up to 20 other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon known as the Raid Boss. If you succeed in defeating it in battle, you’ll have the chance to catch an extra powerful Pokémon of your own! It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await! Note: - This app is free-to-play and offers in-game purchases. It is optimized for smartphones, not tablets. - It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information. - Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks. - Compatibility information may be changed at any time. - Information current as of March 28, 2018. - Compatible with iPhone® 5s / SE / 6 / 6s / 6 Plus / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 8 / 8 Plus / X devices with iOS Version 9 or later installed. - Not compatible with 5th generation iPod Touch devices or iPhone 5c or earlier iPhone devices. - Please visit www.PokemonGO.com for additional compatibility information. - Compatibility with tablet devices is not guaranteed. - Compatibility is not guaranteed for all devices. - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically reduce battery life. - If you use Pokémon GO with your Apple Watch, with your consent we use the Apple HealthKit APIs to read and/or write certain data (such as Step Count, Calories Burned, and Distance Walked) to the Health App Database on your device (the “Health App Data”).

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Reviews

  • PLEASE HELP

    1
    By Forrest K.
    Your app glitches and when I try to log back on with FB now it just says, “are you sure your account still exists?” And won’t recover my game or information. There is no way to contact tech support directly or even send a message for help recovering my account. Not okay, very unhappy, may be the worst thing that’s every happened to me!
  • Thepokegoer

    5
    By Somewhatunhappy
    Hi I have been playing your game since a few weeks after it came out and I was wondering if you guys could add some generation 3 pokemon that you also have to use the stones (like king’s rock, dragon scale, metal coat) to be able to evolve and can you PLEASE make it easier to catch tyranitar in raids😬 I will probably keep playing until you run out of pokemon 🤨
  • The Opportunity Fled!

    3
    By GalacticAttorney
    I love Pokémon. Even when I was no older than five years of age, I was playing the games, buying figures and trading cards, and watching the cartoons and movies. It was inarguably one of the nearest and dearest franchises of my childhood, and I still love it to this day. So when I heard a few years ago that there was a mobile Pokemon game that had you explore the world around you, I was absolutely thrilled. I followed it for months before its US release, and I even downloaded the app on the very first day of its American release. For over two months, I was going for walks and exploring my city as I caught Pokémon and battled at gyms. I was having so much fun. After a while, though, I began to lose interest in the game. People stopped playing it in mass, the community-driven radar sites were shut down, and eventually the game went from something that everyone and their sister played to just another niche Pokémon title for nerds. Only recently have I reinstalled the game out of boredom. I won’t deny that I still enjoy the game today. There is innate fun in hunting down and catching Pokémon in the real world, and it’s rewarding to spin landmark Poké Stops around your local area and get some goodies. Tragically, though, this game had and still has too many rough patches for me to say that it’s a really good game. Pokémon Go is haunted by inconsistency in almost every aspect of its features. Sometimes throwing a Poké Ball feels accurate and responsive, sometimes it goes flying in a direction you didn’t intend at all. Sometimes Pokémon and Poké Stops work on the map just fine, other times they take too long to load or break entirely. In the case of Pokémon, I’ve had several instances where I’d tap a Pokémon on the map only for it to spend a full minute loading before the Pokémon vanishes and I get an error popup. With Poké Stops, I will quite often run into a problem where it says ‘Try again later.’ when I’ve only just spun it, and when I try to do it again, it turns purple and gives me no reward for interacting with it. For every epic moment of discovery or achievement, there are several more moments of frustration and being cheated out of something due to the game’s many existing bugs and glitches. Perhaps even worse than how it performs at a technical level, though, is how it performs at a basic gameplay level. Like I said before, Pokémon Go is at its best when you’ve finally achieved something great, like fully evolving a Pokémon, catching a new species, hatching an egg, and completing Field Research, among other things. However, these moments of glory are greatly overshadowed by how tedious the process to getting to those moments is. Even with plenty of Poké Stops around and having Field Research to do, resources you get from them are randomly generated not just in item type, but in quantity. You’re constantly having to hop from place to place just hoping you can scrape together what you need through the RNG. Even those who do have time to play the game can struggle with allocating needed materials because of their rarity. Look at evolution materials like Sun Stones, Metal Coats, King’s Rocks, and the like. There are two ways you can obtain these items: complete a Field Research mission once a day for seven days (which, again, randomly generates an item for you rather than letting you choose), or bank on a 0.3% chance of getting one from a Poké Stop. Everything takes too long to acquire, be it because of actual length of time or because of random generation. Not even throwing real money at the game gets you these items. Returning to the topic of glitches and bugs for a moment, one of the most consistent annoyances I encounter when playing is glitches with the GPS of your game. Depending on your connection strength, your avatar might stay rooted in place even after you move to a completely different place, or even spastically jump across the map as it tries to pinpoint where you are. This aligning of your position with the GPS wouldn’t be a huge issue if it wasn’t a constant occurrance, but it is. Briefly close the app? GPS realigns. Slide up a notification screen or control panel? GPS realigns. Move from Wi-Fi connection to cellular connection? GPS realigns. Nowhere is this exemplified worse, though, than when you’re playing the game indoors. I attend a college campus, which is where I’ve played the game since redownloading last week, and the entire time I’m indoors my character is lagging in place or glitching around the map, showing up in places where I’m not presently at. My avatar will even go jumping across campus and stay there for extended periods of time, all the while I’m missing out on Pokémon and Poké Stops near my ACTUAL location. My harshest criticisms about what’s currently in the game, however, are entirely reserved for the Gyms and the combat system in general. In every single Pokémon game, the combat has been at the core of the game’s entertainment value, and for the most part it’s been consistent across the years and generations of the franchise. In Pokémon Go, however, they have dumbed down the combat to the point where a literal toddler could do just as good as a seasoned player in battle. When fighting in a gym, the only things you can do in a battle is tap the screen over and over and over again to attack and dodge. You’re just slamming your fingers against the screen until everything is dead or until time runs out, and it is sinfully boring and unintuitive. And I haven’t even touched on the lack of trading and player vs player combat, which was literally promised from the first trailer. Ultimately, Pokémon Go is only at its best as a silly time-killer. It isn’t complex enough to be a hook for hardcore players, and it’s too sprawling and time-consuming to appeal to casual players. It’s just a sad example of a huge missed opportunity by Niantic, and I am very sad that it isn’t everything an open-world Pokémon title could be.
  • Customer Service is ABHORRENT

    1
    By Owlicksss13
    Please stop insulting my intelligence with the generic canned response to questions that I genuinely need answered. It’s so blatantly obvious that you don’t even read the emails you receive and that you don’t care at all about your customers. Successful businesses have knowledgeable, transparent, and personalized customer care. Do better, Niantic. Your loyal players are losing patience.
  • Mew

    1
    By rayrayrayray12345
    All that work! The least you guys could do is make sure that your legendary Pokémon, especially when you do so much for it, to have a decent IV. I have been in love with this game since day one but am getting pretty disappointed when my game glitches and it takes months for the plus glitch to be resolved.
  • Game is dead

    1
    By aburningstariv
    With the game cracking down on spoofers on go++ over 75% of players who still play are locked out of their accounts. Raids are unplayable even in populated areas. There is no point to play this game.
  • Login

    5
    By hajnjdknkosmndindji
    How to you login I’ve been try non stop
  • Best game EVER

    5
    By KittyKatie24
    It gets me to walk more and more, it is super fun, and I can set up my family to play it.
  • Fix the gym lockup issue!

    3
    By Shirleymow
    I love this game but it’s incredibly frustrating that my game locks up (my character walls but I can’t interact with Pokestops or Pokémons) after spinning a gym. This happens about 75% of the time. It’s super frustrating. Otherwise, I like this game. The pacing on Pokémon releases seems good considering that they have limited source material to work with. It is honestly easy to be a free play player (although I’ve spent some money) and events are engaging and fun.
  • Bogus game

    1
    By Doug9455
    This is absolutely not worth investing any time into. I loved playing it for 6 months but suddenly Niantic has been issuing shadow bans for the past three weeks. They last for 1 week but every time I get unbanned, another one shows up. I’m not sure why but I’m done spending money and time into this ridiculous game.

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