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Pokémon Go will let everyone catch 'em all in July

Pokémon Go, the upcoming augmented reality game for Android and iOS, will be coming in July. As revealed during Nintendo's E3 livestream, Pokémon Go Plus wearable device that allows you to play the game without taking out your phone will be available for $34.99.

With Pokémon Go, players, can "catch" virtual Pokémon while out in the real world. The little monsters can be found in areas associated with their type (water Pokémon can be found by bodies of water, for instance), and caught and added to the player's collection. The Pokémon Go Plus is an optional accessory that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and alerts you when game events are happening nearby, so you can still play without pulling out your phone.

Be sure to check out our thoughts on the beta to learn more about Pokémon Go.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

9 Comments
  • $34.99????!!' Sent from the iMore App
  • Ignore that, I read it wrong. Sent from the iMore App
  • I am actually hoping they interstate it with an Apple Watch App instead of buying another device for those of us who already own an Apple Watch. Sent from the iMore App
  • There is a possibility that Niantic will develop an Apple Watch companion way in the future, but if you want to play Pokemon Go "iPhone free" (meaning without taking your iPhone out of your pocket) any time soon, you may just want to grab the Pokemon Go Plus. You can clip it to your shirt or put it in your pocket if you don't want to wear two wrist devices.
  • Can I point my phone at a bowl of water to catch water-type Pokemon?
  • I bet if you tried that only Magikarp would be in there lol. Sent from the iMore App
  • Magikarp can't catch a break! Lol... It's h-e-l-l training that Pokemon! I don't even think Gyarados is worth it!
  • If you train it right it can be. TRUST ME!
  • HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!' That's the first thing I thought!!!! Haha but I think because it uses google maps it may know where a large body of water is located, a lake for example.