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”).

What's New

Version 1.73.5

- Trainers can now transform Rare Candy to a specific Pokémon’s Candy in bulk.
- Various bug fixes and performance updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

8.3K Ratings

8.3K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Once again, the world’s gone crazy for Pokémon. This time around, the lovable pocket monsters have invaded our parks, roads, even homes. We can't stop running around the neighborhood collecting items—and capturing 3D monsters with the futuristic augmented reality makes it feel like they're actually there. Becoming a real-life Pokémon Trainer is as cool as it sounds, but the hook here—as always—is trying to catch ’em all.

Little bit too mileage dependant

Alex08McAndrew08

(First off the most recent change to pixelated Pokémon in the menus was a terrible backward step and I insist that is reverted)

Besides that, my only big issue with the app, having played it since its release, is the mileage needed to really play / really progress in the game. It's not easy to explain in non-boring terms to those who've not played, but at times you can resort to using Pokemon Go as a very battery-exploitive pedometer, simply turning it on whenever you walk just to make progress. And this can be the only real way available to you to advance, too often the game is near meaningless unless you play it while walking 3km or more. Even then I find many localities offer next to nothing in terms of activity in the game (no Pokémon to catch or Pokéstops) so become uninteresting, cities seem to be the only places that offer an experience of the game that provides plenty to do all the time.

I played and watched Pokémon games, cartoons and cards all through my childhood and am definitely biased in favour of anything Pokémon. However, even taking Pokémon Go purely for what it is at this time, rather than what it could be in the future, there are significant fundamental alterations which I believe should be made (as I have mentioned) and plenty more less crucial ones too. A good app. And a great start to the endless potential that this concept has, but still needing significant revision.

Needs more work but it’s getting there - PLEASE READ

Foxilify

This game offers so much, and I would highly recommend it to both poke fans and friends. I have played this game since its release and it has come a long way. However I feel one thing Niantic couldn’t really capture is the ability to bond with other players. They didn’t add any trade features or anything that really added a community element to the game. I feel that Niantic are making this game more and more social, but I still feel a trading feature could be quite cool. Maybe Niantic are worried that people will just give overpowered Pokemon to newcomers and then ruin the experience for people starting the game fresh? Well they could put a CP limit, meaning that people can only trade pokemon of similar CP if it’s that big of an issue. In conclusion, I highly recommended this game, I’m loving it just as much as I did when it first came out, and I just feel that with a trading feature people might come back onto the app and make this a trending game once again.

Information

Seller
Niantic, Inc.
Size
248.7 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch (6th generation).
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© 2016-2018 Niantic, Inc. © 2016-2018 Pokémon. © 1995-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 PokéCoins £0.79
  2. 550 PokéCoins £4.99
  3. 1,200 PokéCoins £9.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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