Here we are, the very last recap of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3, as promised. My last stop is coverage of just Pokémon GO!
This app is free to play and is real world gaming that uses location data. E3 revealed that at
first Pokémon GO will only have Pokémon from the red and blue games. However, as the game goes on they will add more generations of Pokémon. The creators want players to focus more on getting use to the game first. The red and blue Pokémon will be nostalgic for veteran players, and refreshing for rookie players. The creators did mention that some Pokémon will be harder to catch, just like in the other generations of Pokémon games in order to preserve the Pokémon nature. For example, in many of the games Abra will teleport if you fail to catch it the first time. Pokémon GO will have that same effect for Abra if it is not caught the very first time you throw the pokéball.
In addition, players will gain candies with each Pokémon they catch. They can then use these candies to power up or even evolve their Pokémon! Trading is also a possibility but unfortunately will not be available when the app launches. The creators want to wait before introducing it so they can tweak it and make it perfect for players. Another cool aspect of this app is that eventually people can join in on group events to take down certain Pokémon (I’m thinking maybe some legendaries) or even gym leaders. We will have to wait for this too, but now players have updates to look forward to after downloading the app.
The big part of Pokémon GO is Pokémon GO Plus, which is what the live stream mainly focused on. This is a separate application that you can buy for thirty-four dollars and ninety-nine cents. The Pokémon Go Plus allows players to play the app without looking, or bringing out their cell phone, so players can enjoy their surroundings while searching for pokémon or items. This helps eliminate safety hazards as well, since your eyes do not have to be glued to your phone. It will connect via Bluetooth, and the light in the center will tell you everything that is happening on your device in the game. If the light flashes green and vibrates, then a Pokémon is nearby. Your next step would be pressing the button on the top in order to throw the pokéball. Now two things can happen from here, if it flashes red then the catch was not successful, but if it flashes rainbow then the catch was successful! Cue successfully caught Pokémon theme! E3 revealed that Pokémon GO will be available for IOS and Android in July 2016. Everyone get your phones ready and make sure you download Pokémon GO in just a short month!
Thank you readers, for sticking through and reading till the very end. This E3 recap was amazing to write and I’m grateful for Nintendo and the amazing minds that help create these spectacular games. Here I will leave the link for the second day of Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 stream. The videos linked in this article and the Day one article are about eight hours long, so if you have the time or a day or two off I suggest watching to get all the astounding visuals you didn’t get here.
Let me know what Pokémon you’re most hyped to catch in Pokémon GO!