Pokémon GO

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  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: 0.57.4
  • Size: 86.34M
  • Compatibility: 4.4 and up
  • Author: Niantic, Inc.
  • Content rating: Everyone
  • Package name: com.nianticlabs.pokemongo
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: 1.27.4
  • Size: 298 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Niantic, Inc.
  • Content rating: Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • In-App Purchases:
  • 100 PokéCoins $0.99
  • 550 PokéCoins $4.99
  • 1,200 PokéCoins $9.99
  • 2,500 PokéCoins $19.99
  • 5,200 PokéCoins $39.99
  • 14,500 PokéCoins $99.99
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Pokemon Go – Worth Catchin' Em All?

For many fans of the popular animation series, the release of Pokemon Go creates quite an interesting future for mobile users. For anyone looking to try out the new Pokemon Go game, you might find this page useful.

We're going to break down the overall quality of the Pokemon Go app so that you can see if it's worth your time or not. Hopefully, this can help you decide whether you want to get involved or not.

Functionality – 10/10

The functionality of the app is simple – go and catch Pokemon! You'll follow a range of different features across the map until you come across the Pokemon you want to catch. Since you need to use the real world around you, the functionality has been made to be as perfect as possible.

Now, you should have no problems linking up your phone with the app. Since it tracks things even for the smallest and most remote of towns, Pokemon Go has wonderful functionality. It's easy to use and offers simple management of its various features and add-ons.

Design – 10/10

The design of the layout is nice and simple, too. Whilst it might not accurately portray the exact roads of your location, meaning you need to know where you're walking, it offers lots of great extra. For example, the design makes it easy to get to all of the various features and to see what is going on around you.

With clear indicators of stopping points and gyms, you'll have no problem finding your friends for a quick chat, trade and battle. The design is excellent and really makes buying into the world around you a fair bit easier.

Usability – 8/10

Using the app is quite simple, too. Whilst it will take a few days of looking in each menu and getting to use with the context of everything you are being asked, it's certainly not impossible. Therefore, the usability of this app is more or less where I was hoping that it would be.

It's easy to control and get around the menus, and the offers you need are just what you expect to see. This ensures that, in time, you'll start to see impressive new features and not have a problem using them, such is the ease of use.

The usability is set to improve when new extras are added.

Cross-platform usage – 10/10

This works across other platforms, yes. This makes it nice and easy to manage your Pokemon as you would have hoped for and expected, and also ensures you can work with your mates and other trainers no matter what system they are using.

In-app purchases

You can purchase certain add-ons from inside the Pokemon Go app, such as Lure sets. Lure sets are used to make it easier to find Pokemon in your area, but they will cost you a few dollars to buy. For those who live in rural areas with not much activity, or for those constrained by time and location, these are excellent solutions.

Not only will this help you catch the kind of Pokemon that you were hoping for, it'll make it so much quicker to hunt down, appreciate and fully diversify the Pokemon that you are going to be running around with.

If you find that minimal amounts and similar styles of Pokemon continue to appear, this might help you avoid that problem altogether. With the in-app purchases, you can make it quite easy to manage the world around you as you see fit.

The Bottom Line

To conclude, Pokemon Go looks to be everything people are talking about. Lots might be put off by the fact you need to be outside and it could become quite time-addictive, but it is a lot of fun to play. Not only will you find that the numerous Pokemon and Pokemon-related features are cool, but it makes a whole new style of the mobile game come to life.

This is quite a unique approach and given the size of the label it is attached to, Pokemon, it really is no surprise that this has exploded into such a vibrant program.

If you want something fun and exciting that ensures you can begin to get to grips with the world of Pokemon accordingly, this is definitely worth your time trying it out. It adds fun and flavor to your smartphone and helps people make gaming a bit more social and adventurous than before.

Pokemon GO pushes a strong social function onto the gaming and makes it easier for people to get out and have fun. The game is deeply addictive and makes it easier than ever for players to engage with their local surroundings. With hot spots in every town that Pokemon Go works in, you'll find it easier than ever to have a new activity to enjoy taking part in.

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Pokemon Go is a deeply satisfying product that tied up social engagement with major franchises. The ease of walking around and getting fit as you go makes Pokemon Go an easy product to turn around and enjoy using in the future for all. It's easy to understand and appreciate, though this means for casual gamers without much time flexibility, this one might be a toughie to get used to playing on a regular basis.

Pros : Easy to get into and a whole lot of fun;
Suitable for nostalgic or children who are just getting into Pokemon;
Provides only the classic Pokemon, saving it from feeling oversaturated;
More or less impossible to finish – will take you longer than the servers are likely to be up for!

Cons : Deeply addictive! One of the hardest games out there to put down.
A little challenging to get used to;
Hard to make progress in;
Rewards players slowly.

Graphics 5.0

Gameplay 5.0

Controls 4.0

Replay Value 4.0

Average : 4.5


  • How to play Pokemon Go?

    Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game, where you can find and catch wild Pokemon using your device’s camera and GPS.

  • How to find a Pokemon in Pokemon Go?

    If you want to find a Pokemon in the wild, use the Nearby Pokemon box, which shows you how close they are. Also, try out the crowdsourced Pokemon spotting in such apps like Yelp and Poke Radar.

  • How to catch a wild Pokemon?

    Walk until your phone alerts you or you see a new Pokemon. You may use incense to attract it. You’ll see the closest Pokemon in the Nearby Pokemon section. To catch it, tap the Bag to use a Poke Ball, and a target ring will appear around the monster. Swipe to throw the ball at the Pokemon and capture it. That’s all.

Pokémon GO Version History

  • Pokémon GO v.0.47.1 for Android 4.4+ Nov. 18, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.45.0 for Android 4.4+ Nov. 06, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.43.4 for Android 4.4+ Oct. 25, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.43.3 for Android 4.4+ Oct. 23, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.41.4 for Android 4.4+ Oct. 12, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.41.3 for Android 4.4+ Oct. 10, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.39.1 for Android 4.4+ Sep. 24, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.39.0 for Android 4.4+ Sep. 22, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.37.1 for Android 4.4+ Sep. 15, 2016
  • Pokémon GO v.0.37.0 for Android 4.4+ Sep. 10, 2016
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