Pokémon is a famous virtual cartoon character that has been entertaining kids for a long time. There are a few movies made on it as well. In the year 2016, there occurred collaboration between Niantic – the game company and Nintendo – the cartoon company. As a result of this collaboration, a free-to-play reality game was developed for iOS and Android users. At the early stages, it was launched in selected countries, but later its fame spread to other parts of the country so the company had to launch it in more countries. People showed great interest in the game, there were fun rallies in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve as well. Let us understand the reason behind it.
Theme of the game
It is an entertaining game based on simple terms. People who have been a part of the game call it a clever concept that covers all the basics of a functional mobile treasure hunting application. The idea of the game is based on the cartoon character that comes to life due to intangible dreams just similar to reality.
It is the only game that received so much appreciation due to being more active in the real world. Before Pokémon, it was Ninja Turtles that got this level of popularity. Pokémon Go is a location-based game promoting augmented reality technology. It encourages physical activity in the user. When people came out of their houses for the sake of fulfilling the gaming requirements, a lot of businesses got customers as well. Some people say that the theme of the game was to encourage people to come out of their homes and go against the mainstream idea of restricting people to their houses. Pokémon Go has changed the idea of restricting yourself in the four walls of the house while getting too much involved in your phone.
There is a mixed review about the game. Where there were people appraising the originality of the game, there were people who were criticizing the technical issues. Yes, it is true that the game had a lot of technical issues, but even then it succeeded in getting attention and love from the users. In the year 2016, Pokémon Go became the most profitable gaming application. It has been downloaded for more than 500 million times all over the world till today.
Some countries did not allow the company to launch the game because they were more concerned about the security standards of the game while there were some countries passed legislation to regulate the use.
Users have to establish a game account and create an avatar. There is a map given in the game that represents the geographical location of the avatar in the game. There are PokéStops and Pokémon Gyms that provide users with items that help them in the game such as eggs, potions, and berries. PokéStops can also be equipped with Iure modules that attract rare Pokémon. There are different types of Pokémon in the game with different roles and powers. For instance, Water-type Pokémon is generally found near water. Moreover, the user’s avatar moves with the movement of the user in the real world. Players earn experience points on fulfilling in-game activities. Players excel in the level as they earn more experience points.
Later in the year 2016, the game was upgraded. Now, the users are allowed a Pokémon to appear alongside them in the game and receive rewards and bonuses.
Pokémon Go is a good game for the sake of entertainment. It is a rightful way to encourage people to wander around in their surroundings to fulfill the game requirements in the greed of upgrades, rewards, and bonuses.