Official News and Screenshots of Pokemon Go

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  1. Prans
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    The much anticipated mobile adaptation of the famous video game has been the subject of much talks lately, especially following a supposedly leaked gameplay video from SXSW.

    Finally Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company have decided to give us an official peek at Pokémon Go in the form of screenshots and some insight about how the game will work.

    pokemongofeat.jpg

    You can read all about it in the extract below:

    Extract

    :arrow: SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2
     
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  2. erikas

    erikas GBAtemp Regular

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    "If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you'll get the opportunity to evolve one of them." - from pokemon.com
    I'm having a hard time imagining that this is a good mechanic. I'd prefer if they left the traditional way of evolving pokemon intact.
     
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  3. Trolling

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    Will the Pokemon GO plus be Japan only?
    I guess it will, because Gamefreak hates people outside Japan.
     
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    Don't think so. The game has been heavily advertised internationally and Nintendo is making a move to reach a greater public with mobile phone softwares. Maybe for the initial testing it will be Japan-only but it should get localized elsewhere. If not, that would mean terrible marketing.
     
  5. nxwing

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    Damn. I'm hyped for this. Better start earning money for that watch-thingy.

    That idea of catching more and more Pokemon to evolve them is bs. It should just be the traditional way, by grinding XP but then again, it may not be fair.

    The gym concept seems nice. Looking forward to owning my own.
     
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  6. RustInPeace

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    Ehh, the leveling up isn't attractive, this game is for travelers, I travel as far as where walking my dog takes me, and the only different section from neighborhoods and some businesses, is a park. It does have a river. Also, it just looks like a smartphone game, I was thinking it'd be more, I don't see it being augmented reality. Compared to Dream Radar where you can see around you and a Pokemon floating.
     
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  7. dimmidice

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    it's not even known if the game is going to have levels &or battling. this evolution system sure seems to point to there not being lvling and battling.
     
  8. Lucifer666

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    Damn I hope this won't suck for people in 3rd world countries

    I don't live anywhere near a Nintendo zone or anything like that, game companies usually forget about where I live
     
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    This. Hopefully they integrate some kind of random system for countries they aren't going to manually edit.
    Also, called it:

    Oh, and I love the fact that they used android to advertise. :creep:
     
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    Behind a screen reading news
    Walmart cart pusher: You can have this shopping cart... but first you must battle me for it!!
     
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  11. _Chaz_

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    I keep thinking this is going to be great, and then I remember that I'm not even comfortable walking around my neighborhood as it is. So wandering around with my phone out, looking for a digital signature in a predetermined location probably isn't going to improve things. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  12. _v3

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    So you just catch them, no battling what-so-ever?? My interest = gone (sadly).
     
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    I smell freemium.
     
  14. lolboy

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    This game is going to suck donkey balls.
     
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  15. xtheman

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    I have hope for this game. Or i would if I didn't live in the middle of nowhere.
     
  16. Prans
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    There itself.
    It most definitely will be:

     
  17. Rizzorules

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    Just use a region spoofer and problem solved :tpi:
     
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    You'd be walking into walls. o_o
     
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  19. dimmidice

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    it simply wouldn't work either.
     
  20. omgpwn666

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    They need you to use as many Pokeballs as possible so that you're forced to use your in-app purchases. Lol