Pokemon Go - Global Craze

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Who hasn't watched the Pokemon anime? If you haven't seen it, at least you've heard about it, right?

The series was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, which belongs to the company The Pokémon Company, having its games produced through Nintendo and Game Freak.

Well, Pokémon is a franchise that started with two games “Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue”. Where the player starts the game in Pallet City, in Kanto, being able to choose between 3 Pokemons, a Charmander, Bulbasaur and a Squirtle, which is given by Professor Oak.

Then, after making your choice, the journey begins. The main objective being to become the best trainer in Kanto, this through battles, the evolution of your Pokemons and battles against pokemon gyms to get a badge.

And on this journey, the player will encounter some unpleasant enemies, such as the fabulous Team Rocket.

To get other pokemons without cheating, it was possible to trade with other players, and with some of their games that followed.


Pokemon in some media

Anime/Movies- The anime follows Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu on their adventure to become a Pokémon Master. In Season 1 Ash is accompanied by his friends Brock and Misty for much of this journey. In other seasons, the protagonists often change, except for Ash.

Throughout the series there is the presence of Team Rocket. Its three members that appear the most are Jessie, James and Meowth, they work for a certain Pokémon Master, aiming to steal pokemons, especially Ash's Pikachu.

On his journey, Ash passes through several regions and through several different gyms, examples of regions are Kanto, Jotho, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos. And Ash and his friends travel the wonderful world of Pokemon, having their ups and downs!

Currently on 7/16/2016, the Pokémon series has a total of 19 movies.

Manga- The original manga was first named as Poketto Monsutā SPECIAL, the series was clearly first released in Japan and, with the success of the series, the manga spread worldwide, having its name changed to Pokémon Adventures. We had several arcs. Each arc has a story and different characters from the anime.

And now let's talk about Pokémon Go!


What is Pokemon Go?

Pokémon Go is the new game that was released in the year 2016, the game was in development since 2013 and was made by the company Niantic in partnership with Nintendo. The game is innovative, bringing the possibility to capture pokemons in the real world with augmented reality.

the coolest of pokemon go is how it works, the game uses resources such as GPS and the use of the cell phone camera to capture pokémons.

Using your GPS, the game will tell you where a certain Pokémon is, and using the camera you will detect it and then, with your Pokeball, you will capture it.

To catch a Pokemon you need to walk, so you approach the given Pokemon and then catch it. Pokémon Go also has Pokémon Gyms, where you can battle and conquer them. The game also features PokéStops, where you can find things like Pokémon Eggs, Poké Balls, and other exclusive items!

 Pokemon Go plus

The Go Plus is a kind of watch, which can also be used as a brooch, the Go Plus will notify you when there is a Pokémon nearby, it will notify you when there are upcoming events, the location of other players, and other uses, as well as increase the fun.

To use the Go Plus, a connection via Bluetooth is required, warnings are emitted through vibrations and through lights of different colors.

The use of the Go Plus is not necessary to play Pokémon Go, however, rumors say that using it increases the chance of catching a Pokémon, thus increasing your chances of having a new Pokémon in the pokedex.

The designer of the Go Plus is quite nice, however, the price is not so nice. As of the date of this article, the value was £34.99. (Approximately R$171.63).


interesting data

The Pokemon GO game caused a lot of controversy during its debut in the world. Every day a news or curiosity happens more absurd than the other, among them we have some interesting points to highlight:

  • The game has had people finding bodies, witnessing robberies and even being run over;
  • The game was searched more than the word porn on Google;
  • Some government agencies around the world have engaged with the game through comments, photos and requests;
  • Pokemon GO raised Nintendo's market by 9 billion in launch week;
  • The game was played longer than the use of whatsapp and Facebook;
  • The game became the most downloaded app from both systems' app stores in a few days in some countries;

But why has Pokemon GO been so successful in such a short time? Was pokemon GO really an innovation? The success of this game was due to the name Pokemon, as this is one of Nintendo's most famous game franchises, in addition to the anime being very successful.

Other similar games that use augmented reality and GPS systems haven't been as successful as Pokemon GO. The game was able to get the attention of all the media, including attracting people who are not Pokemon fans.

Is that you? What do you think of this game?

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