Pokémon GO

6.3/10 AVG.
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App Store Description


Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and owner... More

Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!
Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.

Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!

Search far and wide for Pokémon and items
Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.

Catching, hatching, evolving, and more
As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind.

Take on Gym battles and defend your Gym
As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers.

It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await!

Note: This app is free-to-play and is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.

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Developer
Niantic, Inc.
Recomended Age
9+
Operating System
iOS
App Store Category
Games
Version
1.17.0
Avg. iTunes Rating (Current)
2.5/5 stars (3,981 votes)
Avg. iTunes Rating (All time)
3/5 stars (236,929 votes)

Reviews (6.3/10 Avg. rating)


Flawed, but still childhood dream fulfilling

from Mobile Syrup

Basically, while Pokémon Go offers a compelling experience right now and is undeniably an important moment for the future of augmented reality, without constant feature updates, it likely won’t stay that way for many players, especially more hardcore, long-time fans of the series.More

Basically, while Pokémon Go offers a compelling experience right now and is undeniably an important moment for the future of augmented reality, without constant feature updates, it likely won’t stay that way for many players, especially more hardcore, long-time fans of the series.

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May not be a good game, but it's a great experience

from The Guardian

To put it bluntly, Pokémon Go is not good as a game. Until it gets updates which iron out kinks and offer content promised in early trailers, such as trading Pokémon, group battles, or even just more interesting combat, this isn’t likely to change. But then, to just hold Pok&e... More

To put it bluntly, Pokémon Go is not good as a game. Until it gets updates which iron out kinks and offer content promised in early trailers, such as trading Pokémon, group battles, or even just more interesting combat, this isn’t likely to change. But then, to just hold Pokémon Go against other Pokémon titles, or even other mobile games, feels unfair.

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4/10

Isn't perfect, but its sense of nostalgia and pure excitement are unparallelled

from Pocket Gamer

Despite its problems, Pokémon GO is an immensely enjoyable experience. The very personal nature of catching Pokémon in your own neighbourhood - something I've wanted to do since my first steps in Pallet Town all those years ago - made me smile more than any game has for years.

Despite its problems, Pokémon GO is an immensely enjoyable experience. The very personal nature of catching Pokémon in your own neighbourhood - something I've wanted to do since my first steps in Pallet Town all those years ago - made me smile more than any game has for years.

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9/10

Combines gaming with fresh air and exercise

from Good Housekeeping

The Good Housekeeping Institute loves this novel approach to combat inactivity in the video game generation. Even though the app still has some issues, this game will definitely be a massive hit this summer.

The Good Housekeeping Institute loves this novel approach to combat inactivity in the video game generation. Even though the app still has some issues, this game will definitely be a massive hit this summer.

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App Store Reviews Summary

236,929 from iTunes App Store

236,929 App Store customers have shared a review for Pokémon GO. Ratings are middle of the road averaging 3 out of 5 stars all time. The most current version of the app has 3,981 ratings with an average 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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