Pokemon GO Is Now Live In The US On Both iOS And Android

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Pokemon GO, the new location based Pokemon game for mobile devices is now available on iOS and Android in the United States. Developed in tandem by Nintendo of America, The Pokemon Company and Niantic, of Ingress fame, the game features an augmented reality overlay that simulates Pokemon and Pokemon battles in the real world.
Budding trainers are encouraged to get out and walk around to see what Pokemon appear nearby. Different Pokemon will be available to capture based on the player’s location. For example, in grassy areas, grass and bug Pokemon will be more traditionally available while water Pokemon will be more prevalent around lakes, streams, and swimming pools.
The game is Free To Play (F2P) but does feature micro-transactions for Pokecoins which can be used to purchase Pokeballs and other items. However, players can also obtain these items at Pokestops, which are popular landmarks or art installations near a player’s location. Items can be obtained in these locations from simply clicking on that area on the Google Maps like hub.
What do you think of this newest release? Do you like Nintendo’s approach to their existing franchises in the mobile gaming realm or do you want more mainstream Nintendo experiences on your phone? Let us know in the comments.

Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ. My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up. I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities. My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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