Travel between the real world and the virtual world of PokÃƒÂ©mon with PokÃƒÂ©mon GO for iPhone and Android devices! With PokÃƒÂ©mon GO, you’ll discover PokÃƒÂ©mon in a whole new worldÃ¢â‚¬â€your own! PokÃƒÂ©mon GO will use real location information to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover PokÃƒÂ©mon.
The PokÃƒÂ©mon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. Now the real world will be the setting!
The PokÃƒÂ©mon video game series has always valued open and social experiences, such as connecting with other players to enjoy trading and battling PokÃƒÂ©mon. PokÃƒÂ©mon GOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gameplay experience goes beyond what appears on screen, as players explore their neighborhoods, communities, and the world they live in to discover PokÃƒÂ©mon alongside friends and other players.
You can watch the video at the top of the page to better understand the PokÃƒÂ©mon GO experience.
A small device called a PokÃƒÂ©mon GO Plus will enable PokÃƒÂ©mon GO players to enjoy the game even when theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not looking at their smartphone. The device connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in the gameÃ¢â‚¬â€such as the appearance of a PokÃƒÂ©mon nearbyÃ¢â‚¬â€using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch PokÃƒÂ©mon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. PokÃƒÂ©mon GO Plus is being developed and manufactured by Nintendo Co., Ltd.
PokÃƒÂ©mon GO is being developed by Niantic, Inc. Originally founded by Google Earth co-creator John Hanke as a start-up within Google, Niantic is known for creating Ingress, the augmented reality mobile game that utilizes GPS technology to fuel a sci-fi story encompassing the entire world. Ingress currently has 12 million downloads worldwide.
Niantic, Inc., The PokÃƒÂ©mon Company, and Nintendo Co., Ltd., will all contribute to the PokÃƒÂ©mon GO project.
Furthermore, Junichi Masuda of Game Freak Inc., the game director of the PokÃƒÂ©mon video game series, is also contributing to the project. He is hard at work ensuring that the fun of PokÃƒÂ©mon makes its way into this new project, and is also looking to come up with new kinds of gameplay while thinking of ways to connect this project with the main series of PokÃƒÂ©mon video games.
PokÃƒÂ©mon GO will be available for download at no charge on the App Store and Google Play. In-app purchases will be available.
Look forward to much more information about PokÃƒÂ©mon GO leading up to its launch in 2016!