Gaming Official Pokemon Go thread

Lord Tin Foilhat

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Jul 8, 2007
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So how exactly does it play? From the vid it almost looks like geocaching for Pokemon which would be fucking awesome

Yup pretty much. And since Niantic is behind it, the GPS portion will be solid.

Pokémon GO will be a free app for both iOS and Android devices, launching in 2016. "Players will be able to catch, trade, and battle in the real world by utilizing location information," reads the announcment. "Pokémon GO's gameplay experience goes beyond what appears on screen as players explore their neighbourhoods, communities and the world they live in to discover Pokémon alongside friends and other players."

Dedicated trainers will also be able to buy the Pokémon GO Plus, a small physical device that can be worn on the wrist, and will connect with the app using Bluetooth. It will vibrate and light up if a Pokémon is nearby, and will also allow players to perform basic interactions without opening the app itself.


There's no word on whether IAP will be involved, or what will be offered if they are. Junichi Masuda, director of the Pokémon series at GAME FREAK, will be consulting on the project. Co-development partner Niantic Labs recently broke away from parent company Google, and specialises in location-based games.


I Drink Your Milkshake
Mar 2, 2008
google has had some kind of geographic territory catching game for a while. i was considering signing up for it because you can link together beacons to cover territories and i figured i could do cool stuff traveling around. but i'm lazy and the game had already been out a long time so i kinda said meh to it and figured i'd wait until a newer geo game came out. not sure if that would be pokemon for me though :p

and agree, video was well edited.