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I'm glad to announce that after waiting for weeks for the release of Pokemon GO in South East Asia, it is finally HERE!
Pokemon GO has been released yesterday morning in 15 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau
You can get the official Pokemon GO game here.
Have fun and don't forget to be aware of your surroundings to prevent any accidents.
Pokemon Go has raised some concerns with players getting too absorbed in the game and neglecting their surrounding and trespassing into private properties.
Seems like with so much attention the game is getting, the Singapore government will be monitoring the impacts of Pokemon Go.
In response to this news, Razer Inc's CEO has criticised the government's decision and states that excessive censoring and control over video games will impede cultivating creativity in the country.
Meanwhile, other Singaporeans have also voiced their concern over the Pokemon Go game.
Among the players of Pokemon Go, there is a group of software developers who have reverse engineered part of how the game app communicates with the servers.
Using these information, they are able to develop applications to visualize actual pokemon locations around the world.
However do take note that using such programs is against the TOS of the Pokemon Go and might get your account banned.
One such site is PokeVision. They allow users to scan for nearby pokemons every 30 seconds. Pokemons that are found have a timer associated with them to indicate the time until they de-spawn.
Another application requires manual installation. https://github.com/AHAAAAAAA/PokemonGo-Map
Installing and running this map requires a bit more IT knowledge but they provide a written guide on how to install and run.
Alternatively, there's also a video guide for those who needs it.
To see more such community software developments, you can head over to https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemongodev/ where most of such devs reside.
Other than the applications listed above that directly grabs data from the Pokemon Go server, there are also players contributed maps like http://www.pokemonradargo.com/ where players submit pokemon sightings into the site so other players can make use of those information.
Prior to the development of Pokemon Go, the company that made Pokemon Go developed a similar location based augmented reality game named Ingress.
The Pokemon Gym and Poke-Stops location are based on data gathered by players playing Ingress in the past.
Therefore it is possible to use Ingress to find key locations in Pokemon Go.
Using Ingress App to Gather Information
Download the Ingress App.
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress&referrer=utm_source%3Dingress%26utm_medium%3Dwebsite%26utm_campaign%3Ddownload
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ingress/id576505181?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Launch the app and follow the instructions to setup your account. After setting up the account the app will detect your location and send you to a map view of the Ingress universe.
From the Ingress app, you can see glowing dots that they call the XM. The glowing dots are very likely pokemon spawn locations in Pokemon Go.
For Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops, they are the portal equivalent in Ingress. Ingress provided a useful tool for players to discover portal locations around the world without traveling to them.
You can use it here at https://www.ingress.com/intel. Search for the location in top right hand location and you will be able to see all the portals in the surrounding area.
You can battle with other teams' Pokemon at rival gyms to take over the gym.
When you defeat each rival Pokemon, you will reduce the Gym's Prestige which will in turn lower the level of the Gym. Once the Gym's Prestige is reduced to zero, you capture the Gym for your team
Combat Power (CP)
CP is a measurement of a Pokemon’s attack strength in units. It determines how well the Pokemon will perform in battle.
If you successfully defended a Gym, you will receive a daily reward of Stardust and PokeCoins which can be claimed at the shop.
After you have placed a Pokemon Egg in an incubator and walked the required distance (varies based on the egg), it will hatch into a Pokemon (rarity depends on the required distance i.e. longer the distance, the rarer the Pokemon) or goodies such as Stardust, Candy or XP. Eggs can be found at Pokestop.
Evolution is the process of using Candy to evolve a Pokémon.
You can get Candy by catching Pokemon, hatching Eggs, or transferring Pokemon to the Professor. Candy can be used to evolve a Pokemon or used to increase the CP of the Pokemon.
Experience Points (XP)
You can level up by gaining XP and XP can be gained by the following actions performed in Pokemon Go:
500 XP - Capture a New Pokemon
500 XP - Evolve a Pokemon
200 XP - Hatch a Pokemon
150 XP - Defeat a Pokemon Trainer at Gym
100 XP - Capture a Pokemon
100 XP - Excellent Throw
100 XP - Battling a Pokemon Trainer at Gym
50 XP - Beat a Pokemon in Training at a Gym
50 XP - Checking in at a Pokestop
50 XP - Great Throw
10 XP - Nice Throw
10 XP - Curve Ball
When a Pokemon's HP is reduced to zero, it becomes a fainted Pokemon. A fainted Pokemon must be revived using the items "Revive" or "Max Revive"
Gyms are locations where you can battle with the Pokemon of rival teams, or train your Pokemon by battling against the Pokemon assigned there by other members of your team.
Friendly Gyms are Gyms that belong to your team while Rival Gyms are Gyms that belong to other teams
Open Gyms are Gyms that do not belong to any team, you may claim the Gym for your team.
Hit Points (HP)
HP is a measurement of a Pokemon’s health in units. A Pokemon becomes a fainted Pokemon when it's HP depletes to zero.
Use incense to attract wild Pokemon to your location.
An incubator will hatch Egg(s) placed in it as you walk the specified distance required to hatch the Egg(s).
Use Lure Module to attract wild Pokemon to a Pokestop for a limited time.
Using Lucky Egg will double the XP you earn for a limited time.
Medals are awarded to you for an array of gameplay achievements.
Poke Balls are items used to capture wild Pokémon and can be found at Pokestop or purchased in the shop.
Great Balls, Ultra Balls, and Master Balls are better performing Poke Balls that have greater ability to catch wild Pokemon.
PokeCoins are in-game currency that Trainers can use to exchange for premium items in the shop. PokeCoins can be purchased in the shop.
Pokedex is where a Trainer can find information of all the Pokemon that were caught or encountered.
PokéStops are locations where you can gather items such as Poke Balls, Potions, and Eggs.
A PokeStop will change its shape when you walk close enough. Touch it to interact with it, and spin the Photo Disc to get items.
Potions are used to heal Pokemon by restoring their HP. The amount of HP restored depends on the type of potions.
Trainers can power-up their Pokemons by sing Stardust and Candy to increase their CP and HP.
Prestige is a measurement of a Gym's progress and is earned when Pokemon train at the Gym.
Gyms can advance to higher levels by increasing the Gyms' Prestige.
You can feed Razz Berry to a wild Pokemon to make it easier to be caught during an encounter
Stardust is used to power-up a Pokemon and they can be acquired by catching Pokemon, hatching Eggs, and earning the Defender bonus.
Trainers can battle Pokemon assigned by other members of their team at friendly Gyms to increase their XP and the Prestige of the Gym.
Trainers are people like you and me who are playing Pokemon Go!
Wild Pokemon are Pokemon that have not be caught.
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