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Pokemon GO is developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices as a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game. It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. Making use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices, the game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokemon, who appears on device screens as though in the real world.
How to play this game?After getting a game account, the player can create an avatar by selecting a hair, skin, and eye color; style; and outfit. After the avatar is created, it is displayed at the player's current location along with a map of the player's immediate surroundings. Features on the map include a number of PokeStops and Pokemon gyms. PokeStops provide players with items, such as eggs, Poke Balls, and potions and can be equipped with items called lures, which attract wild Pokemon.As players travel the real world, their avatar moves along the game's map. Different Pokemon species reside in different areas of the world; for example, water-type Pokemon are generally found near water.When a player encounters a Pokemon, they may view it either in augmented reality (AR) mode or with a live rendered, generic background.AR mode uses the camera and gyroscope on the player's mobile device to display an image of a Pokemon as though it were in the real world. Players can take screen shots of the Pokemon they encounter either with or without the AR mode activated.