I Will Travel Across the Land, Searching Far and Wide! Pokémon Go is Live!
Pokémon Go is now out for iOS and Android in select countries (Australia, New Zealand, and the US). It is unclear when it will reach the rest of the world, mainly Japan, Canada, and the UK. If you cannot wait for the official release, step by step guides that can be find on the interwebs explaining how to sideload the app onto your phone. I am by no means advocating this, but it is an option; proceed at your own risk.
The app itself is free to download with microtransactions available to purchase Pokécoins ranging from $1.39-$139.99. The Pokécoins in turn is used to purchase in-game items such as incense, Pokéballs, and an egg incubator.
- Incense: “Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes.”
- Lucky Egg: “A Lucky Egg that’s filled with happiness! Earns double XP for 30 minutes.”
- Egg Incubator: “A device that incubates an Egg as you walk until it is ready to hatch. Breaks after three uses.”
- Lure Module: “A module that attracts Pokémon to a PokéStop for 30 minutes. Other people around the PokéStop can also benefit from the effect.
PokéStops are notable locations in the vicinity whether it be a building, monument, a park, or something else. They are marked in blue and swiping the picture that pops when you click on the marker will often give you a handful of items like some Poké Balls or a Pokémon Egg.
A local police stations in northern Australia was denoted as a PokéStop and started to receive enough traffic that they went to Facebook to post a message letting people know that they don’t have to physically enter the police station to obtain their item.
“For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go – whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokestop, please be advised that you don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs.
It’s also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn’t going anywhere fast.
Stay safe and catch ’em all!”
Whether it be spotting a bulbasaur in your office trash can or a squirtle in your toilet, you’ll be able to catch Pokemon anywhere and everywhere.
Are you game enough to become the very best, like no one ever was?
➡ Check out the official website for more information on Pokémon Go.