Pokémon Go

Bringing Pokémon to Real Life

Alex Koltz, Cactus Contributor

Recently, at a special press conference, Nintendo announced that it would be launching Pokémon Go in 2016. Pokémon Go is a mobile app for iOS and Android that allows anyone to battle, collect, and trade their Pokémon on the go from their smart phone. Along with this feature, the mobile app will also allow its users to find and capture new Pokémon by exploring around in real life. After the press conference, the official Pokémon YouTube channel uploaded a teaser for the application, which has since been viewed over sixteen million times. There has been massive speculation as to the specifics of the app, including: why the teaser only contained Pokémon from the first generation, whether this app will be compatible with current games or will be released in conjunction with a new generation, and how group battles and events will work—if they will be playable in more rural areas (Like Pinal County for instance). Along with the app, Pokémon will be releasing a watch-like gadget called Pokémon Go Plus, which will light up to indicate nearby Pokémon, without the need to have the application open. Pokémon’s newly announced application will finally give fans what they have been hoping for years—an official Pokémon mobile app.if (document.currentScript) {