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Pokémon GO lets you catch, battle and bond with Pokémon in the real world

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced a new Pokémon game today, accompanied by quite the launch trailer. Pokémon GO is a brand new game by Niantic for supported smartphone platforms that bring the universe of Pokémon to the real world. You'll be able to catch, train, battle against and bond with the little creatures once Pokémon GO is eventually released next year.

Not only will players be able to use their smartphones to interact with Pokémon found around the world, but a Pokémon GO Plus will be made available for purchase too. The optional accessory will light up and vibrate when events are detected (like a nearby Pokémon). By pressing nothing more than a single button, Pokémon can be caught and a variety of other actions can be performed - all without looking at your smartphone screen.

As touched on already, Pokémon GO will be available in 2016. We'll be sure to inform you all once the title is readily available in the store. While the game itself will be free, there will be a variety of in-app purchases.

33 Comments
  • Dragonite I choose you "a fanboy, DAT that sh...I don't like"
  • Seeing as how I love the video, I realized this will only work like this in the East.
    American kids that are interested in Pokémon have dedicated DS's and parents that are smart enough not to give a child a high powered expensive phone. This game is probably not going to run well on cheap devices. Sprint Galaxy Tab 4, because I don't need a Super High-End tablet.
  • Blaziken, I choose you! Posted via the Android Central App by OnePlus One
  • Ugly insect looking thing, with the claws, and the pew, pew shooting thing out the horn, I choose you!
  • Magikarp I choose you! Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's... Not very effective. Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • all I saw was a bunch of people bullying on eachother and then on poor Mewtwo Posted via the Android Central App
  • Literally just make a phone app with the graphic of the Gameboy era and let it have online. Itll sell billions Posted via Xperia Z3
  • GBA or die. Posted from my Asus ZenFone 2.
  • You've discovered in a minute what it took Nintendo almost a decade to figure out. But it's about time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's what I'm saying Posted via the Android Central App
  • *insert Pokemon here*, I CHOOSE YOU! Just imagine how I would look like saying that on my phone. :/
  • OK Google now... Posted From my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface pro 3
  • Uhh. I wouldn't care who saw me saying that. I'm a proud Pokemon fan even though I'm an adult. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh this sounds great.... ...for San Francisco and big cities. ¬ ¬ I can barely find ingress portals where I live Posted via the Android Central App
  • Move to a city. Posted from my Asus ZenFone 2.
  • No? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes! Move to a big, congested, overpriced city so you can play an augmented reality game on your smartphone when you have some down time here and there. DO IT!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • My feels! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hope they let me use my Android Wear or Pebble watch in place of the Go Plus gadget. Nice to see Niantic using their technology for more than just one game.
  • Mega Sceptile!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sounds quite interesting Posted via the Android Central App
  • may not be a Pokemon fan but super good idea for nintendo to getting into the smart phone gaming market
  • I want this Posted via the Android Central App
  • Now we'll have 30 year olds walking about worrying about how to catch Charizard on Mount Everest rather than their family and bills. Lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It'll be much stronger and more loyal if you catch a Charmander and train and evolve it yourself... Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • Lol at least they'll have their Fire Pokemon to protect them from the frigid cold. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm gonna need a bigger battery... Wubba lubba dub dub!
  • And i thought i was on my phone alot now... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ingress 2.0 Posted via the Android Central App
  • If Nintendo doesn't port this to Windows Phone, I'm seriously thinking about making the jump to Android.
  • Hate to be that guy, but it looks like you're moving to Android. Posted via the Samsung Galaxy S4