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Pokemon GO – Adventure Game

The 90s kids will never forget how Pokemon changed their lives, through anime, Game Boy, and playing cards. It’s highly unlikely that you are not aware of Pokemon, a catchy short form for Pocket Monsters. Now the cute, little pocket monsters are back with a twist. With Nintendo’s latest game the Pokemons have come closer to reality than they ever were. The Pokemon Go game is primarily based on a Japanese gaming and anime franchise from mid-90s.

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Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game, which means it shows virtual characters in real world. The game screen uses your phone’s camera to show Pokemons. For example, you’ll see a squirtel standing near a pond. The Pokemon Go game requires you to physically walk to marked places to find a Pokemon. If you stay at one place or around one area you will probably not be able to explore new Pokemons. For example, you are more likely to find water-type Pokemons (squirtel) near a water body (pond). The game requires you to catch and train Pokemons, so they can fight other Pokemons and you can catch them too.

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The game shows places in your area called as “Pokestops”. These are mostly local landmarks where you can buy goodies like Pokeballs, which are necessary if you want to “catch ’em all”. The map inside the game will show you colored towers called gyms. You can join a team by walking to a gym (after reaching level 5). You can also train your Pokemon at a gym and later use them in a fight against another Pokemon or another team.


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