The Pokémon we all fell in love with in the 1990’s are back in full force! “Pokémon Go” the mobile game was just released on July 6, and it’s sweeping the nation.
The Pokémon Go app mixes virtual reality with the real world using augmented reality technology. GPS along with the app takes real world locations and makes Pokémon characters come alive beside real world objects. Take a photo of a Pokémon character sitting on your friend’s head!
How to Play
Your phone will vibrate when you near a Pokémon location. Use your phone to throw a Pokémon ball at the character, capture it and when you get enough, you’ll face off at a gym (can be any point of interest designated) with other trainers.
The Most Popular Game in the Nation
According to the Washington Post since its launch, the game has beat Twitter in daily active users and ranks as the most profitable game on Google and Apple’s app stores.
The Inside Scoop on Pokémon Locations
Where can you have the most fun playing Pokémon Go? Typically city locations are best, and here are some reasons why:
PokéStops. PokéStops (blue markers) are free drop locations all over the world, where you can pick up inventory, such as free Pokéballs, incense, lucky eggs, lure modules, potions and other items that help you in the game. PokéStops are generally pubic buildings, churches, statues and cultural spots. Cities have the greatest number of PokéStops, and they’re also the best places to look for Pokémon.
Pokémon spawns. Locations where Pokémon appear or spawn can vary depending on the type of Pokémon you’re trying to catch. Downtown areas with lots of foot traffic, college campuses, etc. are often great spawn points, and you mostly find them in large cities.
Diverse Pokémon. A rare spawn will give you diverse Pokémon. Because there are 18 different types and they range from strong and weak to neutral to other types, it helps to have diversity. And you guessed it — cities provide the most diversity.
Plan a Pokémon GO Bus Tour
Traffic in cities can be challenging, and driving while playing a mobile game isn’t safe. But booking a bus tour with a group of friends is more than safe — it’s great fun. Also, there’s safety in groups. As the Washington Post mentioned, a few players were lured into a mugging, and other accidents have occurred when good planning wasn’t considered.
A bus tour is the best way to play Pokémon Go!
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