Pokémon GO is Now Officially a GO in Canada
GO forth and catch ’em all.
In case you hadn’t heard: After being released in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain… well, most of the free world in the days and weeks prior, The Pokémon Company and Niantic finally remembered that Canada exists and released Pokémon GO here last night.
In further “in case you didn’t know,” Pokémon GO is a free-to-play Augmented Reality (AR) game available for iOS and Android mobile devices which uses a Global Positioning System to track your location, with the various Pokémon popping up “in real life” (read: viewable among your surroundings via your device’s screen) for you to catch. Various landmarks serve as PokéStops, where you can stock up on Poké Balls, and the occasional egg, while others (often churches, strangely enough) serve as Pokémon gyms, which various teams (Valor, Mystic, and Instinct — you’ll choose yours when you reach Level 5) fight for control over.
I’ve only been playing it since last night, and it’s been fun so far. You can read more about the game on the official website if you still need to better familiarize yourself with it.
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