Screenshot of Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is a free-to-play, mobile application developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game was initially released in July 2016.


In Pokémon Go, players catch various Pokémon, evolve them using candies, and/or train them in order to capture gyms for their chosen team. These Pokémon are mapped to locations in the real world using GPS technology. PokéStops located at various real-world landmarks aid in this by distributing items for use in catching and battling with Pokémon.

Map ViewEdit

Main article: Map View

Map View basically is home screen of the game after loading screen. Most of the game elements are accessible from this screen.

Main MenuEdit

Game ElementsEdit

Below there is a full list of major game elements and mechanics in Pokémon GO.

Warnings and noticesEdit

Logging ScreenEdit

Speed LimitEdit

Top Screen NoticesEdit

Easter EggsEdit

Main article: Pokémon GO/Easter Eggs

Known IssuesEdit

Main article: Pokémon GO/Known Issues


Main article: Pokémon GO/Development


Main article: List of game updates

Pokémon GO PlusEdit

Main article: Pokémon GO Plus



Main article: Global release dates for Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go first launched on July 6, 2016 in the United States, Australia and new Zealand, before releasing in other countries around the world. It is currently not available in some countries such as China and Russia.

Technical IssuesEdit


Technical requirementsEdit

Devices with AndroidEdit

Devices with iOSEdit


External linksEdit

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