Pokémon Go is a location-based free-to-play reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. With support for in-app purchases for additional in-game items. With this game, you can use your mobile device’s GPS ability to locate, battle, capture, and train creatures called Pokémon Go.
However, it has attracted dispute because of various accidents as well as causing loads of public nuisance at some locations and governments. Also showing concerns over security issues that has to do with the game.
Items To Help Find, Train And Catch Pokémon
There are different items that can be purchased to aid capturing and upgrading Pokémons. You can visit the shop to find these upgrades, including a number of Poké Balls, and buy the following.
- Lucky Egg: lucky eggs are filled with happiness and allow you earns double points for 30 minutes.
- Egg Incubator: is used about three times to incubate eggs until it is ready to hatch.
- Incense: an incense that lures wild Pokémons with its mysterious fragrance to you within a time space of 30 minutes.
- Lure Module: attracts Pokémons to a PokéStop within 30 minutes allowing other people around to also benefit from the effect.
Each of these items can be bought with PokéCoins which can also only be bought for real money. Open the game shop to see how much the game is selling PokéCoins and buy accordingly. You can also spend no cash on these purchases by standing undefeated at each battle to earn PokéCoins.
Pokémon Go Concerns
Does this game drain battery?
In reviews being updated on the internet on a daily. It is generally stipulated by some users that Pokémon Go hasn’t really been a major battery enemy. While others are reporting that it kills their phones. But this might be phone dependent, considering that on-screen time will be longer than usual. So the game comes with a battery saving option in the settings to help a little.
Is data being consumed?
To play the game you need a stable online connection all the time alongside your GPS signal being turned on each time. As such, Pokémon Go will use a bit of data but so far the specific amount it uses is subjective. There are also options of downloading maps from Google before you start a session. This will lower data consumption and increase battery life. Even though this isn’t 100% confirmed, several users are in agreement with the report.
How about my privacy?
Since its launch, Pokémon Go has been updated to ensure that during use the game only accesses the most basic pieces of data required from a players’ Google accounts. The updated version 1.0.1 currently available for iOS users reduces the fear factor of privacy.