Pokémon GO released (unless you’re in Europe or the USA)

By ·July 6, 2016 2:31 pm

It is finally here! Pokémon GO has now been released upon the world; unless of course, you live in Europe or the US. It’s highly unlikely that we poor souls in Europe / US will have to wait too long to get our hands on the game, but we here at The Nerd Recites will let you all know as soon as it becomes available to us.

UPDATE: You can now get Pokemon GO on your android devices for those in Europe and the USA

So, what can fans of Pokémon expect from Pokémon GO? Well, players will be able to find and capture more than a hundred different Pokémon as they travel the real world, walk down the street, go shopping, and generally explore their surroundings. Phones will vibrate whenever a Pokémon is nearby. Pokéballs and a myriad of other special items can be purchased at locations known as PokéStops, which will be located around local places of interest such as monuments, art installations, and historical markers.


An epic battle between two fan favourites – Pikachu and Mewtwo.

Of course, as expected, micro-transactions are a feature of this app, and using real world currency players will be able to purchase a range of items and in-game currency known as PokéMoney. As of the moment, we are not 100% certain as to how integral micro-transactions are to the gameplay, e.g. can you earn PokéMoney simply by playing? But once we know for sure, we will update you all. All we know at this point is that Pokéballs can be gained by levelling up your Pokémon. So far, the list of known in-app purchases are thus:

  • 100 PokéMoney = 120¥/£0.79
  • 550 PokéMoney = 600¥/£3.99
  • 1200 PokéMoney = 1200¥/£7.99
  • 2500 PokéMoney = 2400 ¥/£14.99
  • 5200 PokéMoney = 4800¥/£29.99
  • 14500 PokéMoney = 11800¥/£79.99

PokéMoney can be used to purchase the following:

  • Pokéballs: 20 = 100 PokéMoney.
  • Pokéballs: 100 = 460 PokéMoney.
  • Pokéballs: 200 = 800 PokéMoney.
  • Incense – Which attracts Pokémon: 1 = 80 PokéMoney.
  • Incense: 8 = 500 PokéMoney.
  • Incense: 25 = 1250 PokéMoney.
  • Lucky Eggs: 1= 80 PokéMoney,
  • Lucky Eggs: 8 = 500 PokéMoney.
  • Lucky Eggs: 25 = 1250 PokéMoney
  • 1 Lure Module = 100 PokéMoney,
  • 8 Lure Modules = 680 PokéMoney,
  • 1 Egg Incubator = 150 PokéMoney,
  • Bag Upgrade = 200 PokéMoney,
  • Pokémon Storage Upgrade = 200 PokéMoney.

MORE: Details for the Pokémon GO Bluetooth-connected plus accessory have been revealed.

Pokémon GO is now available for download in selected countries on both the iOS and Google Play stores.

Written by Oliver Ducker

Gaming and Comics Writer

Oliver is a graduate of computer science and games development, and an aspiring 2D and 3D graphic artist.

He is a huge fan of villains, anti-villains, and anti-heroes in media.
His specialist subjects involve The Punisher, Deadpool, Batman and his Rogues Gallery, Pokémon, LOST, and Middle-Earth.

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