Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented mobile game established by Niantic, and later published by the Pokémon Company. It was released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices. The game employs GPS and camera devices of the compatible devices. The Pokémon game permits the participants to capture, battle as well as to train virtual creatures known as Pokémon that appear in the android and iOS device’s screen similar to the real world.
Pokémon game has become one of the most used smart device application. The game has received both praises and criticisms. It received praises from medical professionals who argue that it improves the mental and physical health of participants. However, the critics argue that the game has resulted into public nuisance and also triggers accidents.
When playing the game, the player logs into the application and creates their avatar. He then creates the appearance and then displays it at the current location of the participant along with the map showing the surrounding of the player. The player then travels in the real world where the avatar moves along the map of the game. If the player encounters a Pokémon, he can view the Pokémon Go hack using augmented reality mode or employ a device that shows the image of a Pokémon.
Therefore, the players in Pokémon game do not battle wild to capture the creatures. Instead, the player may choose to throw a poke Ball at the wild Pokémon. If the player manages to capture the Pokémon, he owns it. The player to successfully capture the Pokémon, right force, the right time as well as the type of poke ball employed is considered. When the player captures the wild Pokémon, the player manages to achieve in-game currencies namely candies and stardust.
The award of candies currencies is determined by what evolutionary chain of Pokémon belongs to. Moreover, the player can use both currencies to give rise to Pokémon’s “combat power”. Nevertheless, to evolve a Pokémon, only candies are used. Pokémon evolution tree owns a type of candy that can be employed to evolve.
To earn one more candy or to establish a room for more Pokémon, the player can transfer the Pokémon back to the Pokémon professor. Thus, the vital objective of the Pokémon game is for the player to finish the entries in the Pokedex through capturing and evolving to gain the original 151 Pokémon.
The player can thus challenge the leaders so that he can lower the, “prestige” of the gym. If the leader manages to lower the game to zero, the player takes over by controlling the gym where he can deposit one Pokémon to defend it. Additionally, the team can battle with the gym leader by increasing the “prestige” of the gym resulting to another player from the similar team to deposit one of their Pokémon.