‘Be the very best’ at Kean with Pokemon Go

By Jasmin Kee l Sept. 25, 2016

Pokémon fans at Kean University are excited about the latest game in the Pokémon game franchise that is called Pokémon Go.

The game was released on July 6, 2016 and it is a free augmented reality cellphone app that uses each players’ GPS and camera to place Pokemon, gyms and PokeStops throughout the entire world.

The game starts off by the player registering and then making him or her an avatar and then the avatar will appear on the map when the player  finishes creating them.

“I like that the virtual world is a reaction of the real world” says 21-year-old Alyson Barr.

As the player goes off to find Pokémon they will see that as the player is moving the avatar on the screen will move too.

To capture a Pokémon the player must throw a Pokeball at the Pokémon and then once the player successfully captures the Pokémon then they will take ownership of the Pokémon.

If you want to  find more Pokemon on campus some of the Poke stops include Nancy  Thompson Library, Human Rights Institute, Miron Student Center, CAS, Hutchinson Hall, Gazebo, Greek Life Rocks, Technology Building and the Kean Sign in front of the school.

“The game could use some improvements in mechanics and some of its features” said William Fine, another Kean student.

Another part of the game is training the Pokémon and players can train their Pokémon in the Pokémon gym where they can compete in the Pokémon League.

After a player  finishes training their Pokémon and they can choose to have their Pokémon battle another Pokémon at gyms.

In a lot of the Pokémon games Pokémon battling is an essential part of the game because it helps make your Pokémon grow stronger.

However with the success of the game has come some controversy and concern including recent new of the dangers of safety of players as they go around looking for the Pokémon.

The cause for concern is because this game requires you to find ways pay attention to where they are going when they are going and that they will get hurt.

“I don’t necessarily worry about getting hurt because I can multitask but they need to  x some of the problems within the game like the mechanics,” said 19-year-old.

If you have not yet played the game and would like to try it for yourself, it is available to download on the iPhone and Android.

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