If you’ve been a hardcore Pokémon fan when you were a kid, or you still are, surely there’s no way that you’ll remain unmoved by the already insanely popular Pokémon GO game for mobile phones. The game brings the classic world of Pokémon to your feet, where you get to capture those powerful pocket monsters of various types (fire, electric, water, grass, etc.) and use them in battles to improve their skills.
Pokémon GO has been around since 2016, and it’s well-known for its unique concept. It’s an augmented reality game that makes it mandatory for you as a player to explore the real world for finding your favorite Pokémon. You can find them hiding in the foliage, on the roof of a house, in the middle of a river, and pretty much anywhere you can imagine.
Update 0.177.1 has arrived
You are already free to download and install the 0.177.1 update for Pokémon GO as an APK file (Android Package Kit). There are at least two significant changes coming to the game along with the new update:
- Reality Blending is the feature that allows Pokémon to move behind objects, either partially or completely.
- Trainers are now able to contribute to building 3D maps of their favorite PokéStops and Gyms. This shall be possible by simply walking around your favorite public places and record a stream of images with their phone.
This obviously means more exciting gameplay while you search the environment for your favorite pocket monsters. The description from the Play Store for Pokémon GO is pretty relevant:
“Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 1 billion times and named “Best Mobile Game” by the Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch.”
You better hurry up with downloading the new update if you’re a fan of the game. And remember: you gotta catch ’em all!
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.