If you haven’t heard from your BFF in the last 24 hours, this is probably the reason why…
Pokémon GO has just launched on both Android and iOS devices and the world has gone Pokemon crazy once again.
This is a big deal. It’s the first time a Pokémon game has branched away from the Nintendo platform and the first time a Pokémon game has ever been released on the Android and iOS platform.
But just what IS Pokémon GO?
Well, it’s a fun, new way to play Pokémon. You can capture, battle train and trade Pokémon that appear in the real world. Yes, THE REAL WORLD.
Using your phone’s camera and special technology known as augmented reality, you can go to different locations to find ACTUAL Pokémon IRL.
And if you need to catch your new Pokemon even faster, there’s a new accessory called the Pokémon Go Plus, which is a small wearable device that uses Bluetooth and lets you know when there’s one nearby with a little light and a little buzz.
As you’d expect, with a game this incredible, the internet has gone crazy for Pokémon GO…
— IGN (@IGN) July 6, 2016
— Love, Vinny Vaillancourt (@vtothepowerof2) July 7, 2016
— ◭LƎX S◭N ɔ H3Z (@AlexSanchez777) July 7, 2016
— Matthew Westphal (@metapodX) July 7, 2016
— CYB3R_W0LF (@AkinduA) July 7, 2016
— MAN (@MANvsGAME) July 7, 2016
We’re downloading it to our phones RIGHT. NOW. Pokémon GO is available now for free on iOS from the App Store and Android via the Google Play Store. Additional in-app purchases may apply. The Pokemon Go Plus will be available from the Nintendo Store for £34.99
Will you be playing Pokémon GO this weekend? Have you started already? Show us your best Pokémon @maximumpop