Pok mon GO has now introduced social and trading features that allow Trainers to connect with each other by adding friends sending Gifts and participating in a new Friendship level system that unlocks bonuses. Trainers can now trade Pok mon with other Trainers nearby earning a Candy Bonus for the Pok mon received. Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pok mon as they explore the world around them. Pok mon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 800 million times and named Best Mobile Game by The Game Developers Choice Awards and Best App of the Year by TechCrunch. Venusaur Charizard Blastoise Pikachu and many other Pok mon have been discovered Pok mon are out there and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood your smartphone will vibrate when there s a Pok mon nearby. Take aim and throw a Pok Ball You ll have to stay alert or it might get away Search far and wide for Pok mon and items Certain Pok mon appear near their native environment look for Water-type Pok mon by lakes and oceans. Visit Pok Stops and Gyms found at interesting places like museums art installations historical markers and monuments to stock up on Pok Balls and helpful items. Catching hatching evolving and more As you level up you ll be able to catch more-powerful Pok mon to complete your Pok dex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pok mon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pok mon evolve by catching many of the same kind. Choose a Buddy Pok mon to walk with and earn Candy that will help you make your Pok mon stronger. Compete in epic Gym battles You ll join one of three teams and battle for the ownership of Gyms with your Pok mon at your side. As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pok mon to defend it against all comers. Team up to defeat powerful Raid Bosses A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages you to work with up to 20 other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pok mon known as the Raid Boss. If you succeed in defeating it in battle you ll have the chance to catch an extra powerful Pok mon of your own It s time to get moving your real-life adventures await Notes – This app is free-to-play and offers in-game purchases. It is optimized for smartphones not tablets. – It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information. – Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks. – Compatibility information may be changed at any time. – Information current as of June 18 2018. – Not compatible with 5th generation iPod Touch devices or iPhone 5c or earlier iPhone devices. – Please visit www.PokemonGO.com for additional compatibility information. – Compatibility with tablet devices is not guaranteed. – Compatibility is not guaranteed for all devices. – Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically reduce battery life. or write certain data such as Step Count Calories Burned and Distance Walked to the Health App Database on your device the Health App Data . – Trainers of all ages welcome But if a Trainer is a child parental consent is required. Please see the Terms of Service for more details.