Sunday, November 20, 2016


Pokémon Go is the hottest online gaming app as of today came from a well beloved traditional game (Pokémon) from Nintendo DS family. This wonder made headlines across not just the Philippines but stormed its way to popularity all around the world. What made it a big hit? It brings together old and new players of the globe as traditional gamers who lived their younger years playing the DS game came in hordes trying out this new game from the loved game. Them and the host of new gamers who were just as curious on how this works all tried the new gaming experience. Available both in the Google and Apple Store platforms, Pokémon Go instantly became a global hit - a phenomenon.

This location-based augmented reality game created by Niantic takes each player into an adventure going out to several places in efforts of catching different Pokemons and battling out several gyms in the process. The game is a collaboration between Niantic, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. The first wave featured 151 Gen1 Pokémon Monsters which includes the 3 Legendary Birds (Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) which are the 3 teams Insignias (Valor, Mystic, and Instinct). It also includes two legendaries (Mew and Mewtwo) and 4 regional monsters (Farfetch'd, Kanghaskan, Mr. Mime and Tauros).

Though the game's popularity has waned in the past months, Pokémon Go remains a well loved game with the advent of the next big updates including the events where the legendaries will be introduced and the new Gen 2 monsters will also be unveiled. And I hope Ditto becomes catchable soon.

We can expect more to come from this game. I wonder how some of the games concepts will be introduced in the next patches like the stones, breeding and trading. But for now we'll have to wait for these changes.

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