Pokémon Go: What’s All The Fuss About?

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First it was Temple Run, so quickly it became Candy Crush and then the incredibly annoying Flappy Bird. I turned to social media a couple days back and it seemed we had turned back the hands of time, everyone was talking or rather hunting Pokémons.

According to Vox, a teenage girl even found a dead body while looking for Pokémon. And police in Missouri claimed that four suspected robbers lured in victims with the possibility of Pokémon.

The Nintendo owned franchise that took the world by storm in the late 1990’s is making its way back through a mobile game called Pokémon Go. The mobile game available on both Android and iOS platforms is well on its way to becoming the most actively used App on the Android platform.

How does this App work?

Simply put, Pokémon Go accesses your phone’s GPS and recognizes where you are in the game and makes Pokémon appear at specific locations around you in actual real life lol quite something eyy? This combination of real life and game reality is called “Augmented Reality” and you should be seeing more of that as you get older. As you play the game, you would unlock different Pokémon characters as you move from place to place... I’ll say it’s a clever way to encourage people to exercise a little.

So why are people so excited to go Poké hunting? The idea is simple, ever since the first Pokémon screening, fans of this idea have always asked the question “What if Pokémons are real and are existing in the real world?” This mobile game aims at answering that question... I personally found one in my living room.

So here’s the thing, Pokémon Go isn’t available in the Nigerian Apple store and will require you to switch Stores but if your Bank account is linked, then that wouldn’t solve your problem either. You will have to create a fresh Apple account and link it to the U.S. Store but make sure you don't include bank details  

If you use a Droid, here's what you have to do.

  1. Go to Settings > Security > and allow permission to download 'Unknown sources'
  2. Download the Pokémon Go APK file, from download site such as APK Mirror or APK Pure. After downloading, say 'OK' to the warning message
  3. Swipe down from the top of the screen and select 'Install' on the Pokémon Go file in the notification centre
  4. There have been reports of malicious software appearing in Pokémon Go APK files so make sure to check reviews before downloading. Or to avoid hackers having access to your phone.

Pokémon Go really is a good game, the only down side being that it just kicks in full swing without any proper introductory speech or learning curve to go through.