Pokémon Go is an augmented reality (AR) mobile game that allows players to catch and train Pokémon in the real world. The game was developed by Niantic in collaboration with The Pokémon Company and was first released in July 2016.
The game uses the player's GPS location and camera to create an immersive experience in which the player can explore their surroundings and encounter Pokémon. The player must physically move around to find and catch Pokémon, which can appear anywhere from parks and streets to monuments and landmarks.
The gameplay is centered around collecting and training Pokémon to battle other players' Pokémon. To catch a Pokémon, the player must throw a Poké Ball at it, with the aim of hitting the Pokémon and capturing it inside the ball. Different types of Pokémon can be found in different locations, and some are more rare and difficult to catch than others.
In addition to catching Pokémon, players can also visit PokéStops and Gyms. PokéStops are landmarks or places of interest where players can obtain items like Poké Balls, potions, and eggs. Gyms are locations where players can battle against other players' Pokémon, and the winner gains control of the Gym.
As the player progresses through the game, they can level up and evolve their Pokémon, making them stronger and more powerful. Players can also join teams with other players and work together to control Gyms and defend against attacks from other teams.
Pokémon Go has become a global phenomenon, with millions of players around the world. It has been praised for its ability to bring people together and encourage physical activity, as players must move around to catch and train Pokémon. Overall, Pokémon Go is a fun and engaging game that combines the real world with the virtual world in a unique and exciting way.