If Pokemon Go becomes a hit, and it was the top app in Apple's store immediately upon launch, with gameplay demands crashing the game's servers even a few days later, it could be a huge advertising revenue driver for Nintendo. Add in an endless supply of tourists and school children visiting the museum on field trips, the insane popularity of Pokemon Go, and you've got a pretty crazy situation.
In just the short span of time since Pokemon Go was made available on the App Store, it already drew in millions of players from around the world- so much so that its developer, Niantic Labs, had to put its global rollout on hold. Once a player has obtained enough Candy, he/she can use them to evolve Pokemons. Addressing specifically the rings that form around a Pokemon while catching them, Hanke admits that the game is not intentionally obtuse.
Pokemon Go is out in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
To play the game, after launching it, you need to start trekking to prominent local landmarks (based on your neighbourhood) - represented in the game as "Pokestops".
Pokemon Go has officially taken the mobile world by storm this past week, and while calling the game an "esport" would be a stretch by any means at this point, it's social and competitive features may very well lead to Pokemon Go live events and tournaments in the foreseeable future.
It was inevitable that Pokemon Go would court some controversy, given that it is requires users to leave their homes and explore the real world.
This sort of goes in hand with battling, but if that is not possible then the ability to see other trainers and at least what team they are while looking at the game's map would be great.
PokeStops are tied to your town's notable landmarks or public places like parks, monuments, etc. Here, you can gather supplies such as Pokeballs (used to capture the Pokemon for training).
Once they unlock a Gym, they must have a Pokemon to defend the Gym from adversaries. Detected by a security analyst Adam Reeve, while launching the game, players either have to sign in using their Google account or through the Pokemon Trainer Club.
The game is also a subject to security concerns for many Google users.
Because the game uses a phone's Global Positioning System, players should also keep an eye on their data plan and battery life. Fortunately, a recent report published by the Wall Street Journal shows that there won't be a long waiting time for the official launch of the game in other countries, particularly in the UK, Europe, and Japan.
The Pokemon Go loading screen warns players to be careful in the real world.