Pokmon GO, the free-to-play augmented reality game about capturing virtual Pokmon in real-world locales, has just been released in Japan, Australia and New Zealand and will presumably make its way to Europe and North America shortly. We’ll update when that happens.
Developed by Ingress creators Niantic Labs, Pokmon GO is a free-to-play game in which players all over the world will find Pokmon hiding in plain sight with different creatures only available in certain countries.
As you walk around, your smartphone will vibrate when you’re in the vicinity of a Pokmon. You’ll then have to toss a Pok Ball at them to capture the rogue critters.
“Certain Pokmon appear near their native environment – look for Water-type Pokmon by lakes and oceans,” the developer hinted. “Visit PokStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Pok Balls and helpful items.”