Pokémon Go Information from Today’s E3

Today’s Nintendo Treehouse started off with more Pokémon Go information, including that the app will feature all of the Pokémon from the series, but will only start with the first Generation. In time we’ll be able to catch all 726 Pokémon! I’m not sure if the Pokémon from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be included, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were.

Junichi Masuda from Game Freak announced that Pokémon Go will connect with the core games, sometime in the future. Even though Pokémon Go launches at the end of July – barring any unforeseen circumstances – that feature won’t be implemented until further down the line. Masuda commented, saying he wanted players to have time to really get into Pokémon Go and catch, trade and train their Pokémon.

Shigeru Miyamoto then modeled the Pokémon Go Plus for us, isn’t he so nice?

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The Plus doesn’t look cumbersome, and with all of the benefits it adds to the experience, it’s getting close to justifying the $34.99 cost. Instead of looking at your phone while exploring, the Go Plus will vibrate and flash green when a Pokémon is near, and by pressing the middle button you can remotely try to catch the Pokémon. While you’re trying, the Go Plus will be a rainbow color, and if you don’t catch the Pokémon, it will go red. You can keep trying until you catch it, though, so don’t get disheartened!

The other big deal about Pokémon Go is the leveling up of your Pokémon. An example given was with Squirtle. If you were to catch 25 Squirtles, you get 25 Squirtle candy, which will allow you to evolve it into a Wartortle. I’m not a huge fan of this system, just because I don’t want to waste all that time finding and catching those Pokémon. But hey, maybe it’ll be easier to catch Pokémon than we think.

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That’s what we’ve learned about Pokémon Go, but we want to know what you all think about it! Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Lucas Corbitt

Lucas Corbitt

Lucas Corbitt is a content contributor and editor for The Hyrule Herald.

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