There is a new (some could argue old!) game taking over –Pokémon GO! Millions of people are playing and it is not very difficult to find these “Pokémon Hunters” everywhere you look. You may even bump into one while shopping at a supermarket or while taking a casual walk in your neighborhood!
For those who were probably living under a gigantic rock during the 90’s or don’t belong to the“millennial” age-group, Pokémons are ‘Pocket-Monsters’ invented by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. Originally created for Nintendo’s Game Boy, Pokémon was all rage in the 90’s and there was a TV show, movies, plush toys and trading cards that were a part of the franchise.
The new version of the game is pretty simple.
You become a Pokémon Trainer and use Pokéballs to track down Pokémons in your current location and score points. Although in the original Pokémon game there were 150, the latest version of the game lets you get hold of many new species of the cute little monsters. Next, you proceed to train your Pokémons and fight against other trainers, who can be your friend, family member or a random stranger hunting down Pokémons in your neighborhood!
With the use of Augmented Reality technology, Pokémon Go becomes more interesting and fun to play than its original video game version, which is also available to the iOS and Android users. It uses your device’s GPS to create a virtual map of the Pokémon world with indications of the pocket-size monsters at your location, which can be a park, your dining room, a bar, a shopping mall, a museum and even when you are traveling in a train! These places, where Pokémons are found are called Pokéstops or Poké Gyms and people have been finding them in the most unusual places!