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Pokemon is a very popular video game series and has millions of fans around the world. For this reason, the developer Niantic has also come up with a concept to bring the typical Pokemon feeling to the players' own smartphones. In Pokemon GO, you can try your hand at collecting the colorful pocket monsters yourself.
The game is a so-called AR game. AR stands for "Augmented Reality", which means "adapted reality". In Pokemon GO, you don't go to Alabastia or the Kanto region like in other games. Instead, you'll find the monsters everywhere around you. They are in the middle of the street, just waiting for their chance to prove themselves to a good trainer. This is where you come in.
Equipped with a smartphone, you go on a monster hunt. The device serves as a kind of Pokemon glasses to find the colorful monsters. Only when you capture a Pokemon with the smartphone camera will it be visible to you.
As in the predecessors, you can fight a found monster and catch it with a Pokeball to add it to your collection. Patience is sometimes required, however, because not all monsters will willingly hop into the ball. Once you've done it, though, you can train your new addition, teach it skills and feed it so it grows big and strong.
Strength is important. Because in the Pokemon arenas you can perform legendary Pokemon duels against friends or other players. Your monsters will duel with all their resources, so you can hope for great rewards at the end.
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