The Power of Pokémon

As we’re sure many of you have already heard, Nintendo’s launch of Pokémon Go has taken the world by a storm (and it’s not even launched in most countries yet!). 

In less than a week it’s been used by armed robbers to lure players into a trap, it lead one player to come across a dead body and it was apparently downloaded onto more US Android smartphones than the dating app Tinder within a day of its launch. Woaaah.

So what actually is it? We hear you say…

It’s a “real world adventure”. That means it uses GPS and augmented reality (AR) to allow you to hunt and train Pokémon as you’re out and about in your neighbourhood. AR functionality uses your smartphone or tablet’s back-facing camera to display Pokémon as though they are actually in front of you.

Mind.Blown.

Ahead of its launch in the UK, we’ve broken down our top 5 Pokémon to keep you going…

 #5 Gengar 

Ghost/Poison type Pokémon with a cracking set of teeth 

#4 Mew

Mew is notable for its unique ability to learn every Technical Machine, Hidden Machine and Move Tutor move

#3 Pikachu 

Pikachu are mouse-like creatures, and were the first "Electric-type" Pokémon created, their design intended to revolve around the concept of electricity 

#2 Rayquaza 

Rayquaza is the game mascot of Pokémon Emerald, appearing on the boxart of the game 


#1 Charizard 

Charizard is explicitly a Fire/Flying-type, not a Dragon-type, except in its "Mega Charizard X" form; however, it can learn Dragon-type attacks - BOOM