Pokemon Go allows you to use the GPS on your smartphone to find Pokemon in the real world. As you go about your normal life, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know a Pokemon is nearby. Use your smartphone's touch screen and throw a Poke Ball to capture the wild Pokemon.


Some wild Pokemon only live in certain locations. You may need to go to a lake or ocean to find water-type Pokemon, or to a local park to find grass-type Pokemon.



Many Pokemon evolve into stronger Pokemon. We've seen this throughout the six generations of Pokemon games. However, in Pokemon Go the method of evolution seems to be a bit different. Catch the same species of Pokemon enough times and you will get the option to evolve one of them.


As you explore with Pokemon Go, you may come across a Pokemon Egg at a PokeStop. Carry the Egg with you and it will hatch after enough steps have been taken. The Pokemon inside may be a species you've never encountered before.

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Pokemon Go will feature a total of 151 Pokemon. As you may have guessed, all of these Pokemon are the original 151 from the first generation. However, you will start the game with zero Pokemon. A max of 500 different Pokemon can be held in the game, including Pokemon Eggs.

All of the Pokemon are split up into three categories: normal, legendary, and mythic. If they use the same categorization as the past, that means the legendary Pokemon are Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo. The mythic Pokemon is Mew.


You will be able to find evolution shards after encountering some Pokemon. Collect enough to get evolution stones, which some Pokemon need in order to evolve.


A total of 232 moves have been found in Pokemon Go. This is less than half of the moves found in the previous generation six games. Furthermore, 95 of these moves are known as “Quick Moves.” No information on Quick Moves at this time.

Additionally, there seems to be a dodge function. Previous Pokemon games relied entirely on a move's accuracy and a Pokemon's evasion battle stats.



Natures seem to be available in Pokemon Go, though they aren't the same as the natures in previous Pokemon games. They have different names, so they may have different purposes other than boosting one stat while reducing another.


All 18 types will be available in Pokemon Go. This includes Bug, Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Grass, Ground, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, Steel, and Water.