Pokémon Go developer Niantic has offered its first peek at their upcoming game, revealing the ability to hatch eggs and challenge gyms.
Players will have to explore their surroundings to find wild Pokémon. Certain Pokémon will only appear in their native environments, such as Water-type Pokémon only appearing near lakes and oceans. Players can hatch acquired eggs to reveal new Pokémon by walking and accumulating steps. Eggs and items, such as Poké Balls, can be acquired at special locations called PokéStops. The PokéStops will be located at locations such as public art installations, historical markers, museums, and monuments.
Players will also be able to participate in Gym battles. Like PokéStops, Gyms will be located at real world locations. Just don’t expect the typical Gym system from the main games. Instead, players must join one of three teams and battle with the other two teams to gain ownership of the Gym. They do this by placing their captured Pokémon in a friendly Gym or by battling with an opponent’s Pokémon in another team’s Gym.
A field test for Pokémon Go will soon begin in Japan. Features, available languages, design, and overall appearance during the test are not final.
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