Pokémon Go was released on July 6, and people rushed to the app stores to get it. In fact, the sheer amount of players crashed the servers, so people had to wait a little bit more for it to work properly. There is a huge poke-hype and the game is topping both Android and the App store lists, and the game is not even complete, yet. Niantic, INC announced they were going to include the transfer feature which has been one of the trademarks of every Pokémon game.

Both fans and newcomers are downloading the app to become real-life Pokémon trainers. The mere idea is exciting, but a lot of people tend to forget that this is a strategy game, which means, if someone wants to do really well, that someone has to read a lot. There are many differences between Pokémon Go and previous titles of the franchise including the combat system, stores and a lot more. For example, Pokémon are going to be in a specific area depending their type, so it would be natural to look for water type ones at ponds, rivers or beaches. However, the level of the trainer directly affects the rarity of the Pokémon he or she will find.

Pokemon Go
Pokémon Go was released on July 6 and the sheer amount of players crashed the servers, so people had to wait a little bit more for it to work properly. Credit: Game Spot

The level up system is also very different. Pokémon do not raise their levels by fighting in the wild. Instead, players need to use candy and stardust in order to make them stronger and finally, helping them evolve. That said, if somebody happens to stumble onto a Pokémon they already have, they should capture it. Players will be able to trade duplicate Pokémon for candy at poke-stops.

Moving all over the place does not affect everything

For someone to successfully purchase from a Poke-stop, the user has to find one and don’t leave the area until the transaction is over. However, if they find a wild Pokémon and move, the fight is not going to be affected. For example, if players engage a wild Charmander at the bus-stop, they can fight it and catch it even if the bus moves. As long as they are connected to the internet, there are not going to be any problems. It is also important to note that poke-stops refresh, so if someone is confined to an area where there is only one of these centers, he or she can just wait for it to be “available” again.

When going around looking for a new catch, people don’t always have to look for it with the camera. They can try tapping on the screen and sometimes, the pocket monster will be summoned into the screen.


The game is a VR success, but when a game merges with real life, there are always going to be problems. In a lot of countries, including the United States, the number of stolen smartphone reports has considerably increased since the release of the game. So it would be wise to check the surroundings before trying to catch ‘em all.

Source: MNR Daily