If you have any sort of online presence, chances are you might have already come across the latest trend on the internet. But just in case if you have decided on forgoing the internet altogether and attaining nirvana, let me enlighten you a bit on what this rage is all about. The latest game from Nintendo and Niantic, Pokémon go has taken the world by storm. People all over the world are going haywire over the title. You might wonder as to what a simple Pokémon game could offer to boast such sudden fame.
Back in the 90’s when Pokémon was released, every kid dreamed of owning a Pokémon. Let’s be honest, the very notion of having a chance to play with fictional creatures is indeed very enticing. And to nobody’s surprise, there have been various games across various platforms over the years. Each game with its own flavour, its own appeal. There have been a few notable titles over the years. But with its latest and greatest, Nintendo has taken the world by surprise. Pokémon go, the latest attempt is in fact an augmented reality mobile game. This augmented world is just a recreation of the real world, the only difference being that this virtual world is the realm of Pokémon and everything related- be it Pokémon gyms, Pokémon centres and the rest.
Any attempt at a virtual reality based game is indeed intriguing. And quite naturally, users all over the world have taken a liking to the game. The game, released on Android and iOS, has already reached a very large user base in record time. While there have been a few notable titles over the years, this is the first attempt where users apart from gamers have loved the game. Being an augmented reality game, it works based on the location of the user. That is to say, the virtual map shown in the game is actually the map of the user’s actual location. So for users to travel within the game world, they must travel physically in the real world as well.
By any chance and you most definitely will, if you find this concept intriguing as well, here are a few pokemon go tips you might want to remember as you start your journey to ‘catch’em all’. First and foremost, always be careful of your immediate surroundings while you play. There have been quite a few cases of accidents over the world due to players’ lack of attention to the actual surroundings. Also, avoid playing while driving at all costs. Forgoing a Pikachu is a lot better than forgoing your life. Now that warnings have been taken care of, let’s focus a bit more on the actual gameplay. For once, always collect items from the Poke-stops, else you will soon run out of Poke balls. You get the choice to catch either Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. In case you fail to catch either, you get a chance to catch Pikachu, in case that’s your favourite. Also, keep a note on the nearby Pokémons to never miss any. Spilling anymore will definitely be a spoiler and might be uncalled for. So you might be better off discovering more on your own.