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Pokemon finally comes alive in new Smartphone app!

augmented reality charizard on pokemon go

If you’re a 90s kid who’s had a childhood, chances are you’ve spent hours playing Pokemon on Gameboy, wishing you could actually go out there and find Pokemons in the real world.

Well 20 years on (yep, already!) from the legendary Nintendo game’s first release, the dream is pretty much coming to life thanks to augmented reality technology and the upcoming mobile app, Pokemon Go.

You’ll be able to hunt Pokemons in the actual ‘wild’ using mobile GPS tracking. Traveling the real world will open opportunities to find more exciting species to add to your portfolio. The idea is really cool, and will no doubt be a success with the 20+ demographic market, who represent the core of former Pokemon players as well as a keen smartphone technology user base.

The game will use smartphone cameras to add computer generated Pokemons to real life landscapes, allowing players to catch Pokemon and use them for fights, just like in the original game.

As the proud former owner of Pokemon Blue, Yellow and Silver, I’ll certainly have a go. The game will be available on Android and IOS at the beginning of 2016.  Here’s the trailer:


  1. Ummm what?! Amazing. My ex somehow jacked his old phone to play the game on there and I thought that was cool enough… but this is incredible! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Valentin Valentin

      I know right! I haven’t played the game in years, very exciting! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. Yaaaaaaaass! I saw this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and God, does it look absolutely amazing!! I’m going to need to get a new, and more up to date phone for this… and prepare to lose my entire social life. :/

    Oliver //

    • Valentin Valentin

      Tell me about it, my Galaxy S3 mini’s not going to make the cut haha! Pretty sure I can plan my social life around this if needs be though 😉

  3. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Pokemon first came out. This one looks great.

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