Pokemon Go Is Now On The Apple Watch

by Javy Gwaltney on Dec 22, 2016 at 07:45 AM

Last week, Niantic assured Pokemon Go users that the app would be coming to Apple Watch soon enough. Turns out they were serious: Pokemon Go can now be played on the watch.

Niantic made the announcement via its official blog and touted how the Go is particularly suited for the Watch:

Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokémon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world. You can easily interact with Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, using quick taps to discover nearby Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops.

Once you encounter a Pokémon, you can catch it from your iPhone. You can log your play sessions through the Apple Watch app as a Workout that will count toward your personal Activity rings, while also counting distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs.

To recap the core features of Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, you’ll be able to

  • Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal Activity rings

  • Receive notifications about nearby Pokémon

  • Count distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs and receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon

  • Receive notifications about PokéStops nearby and collect items from them

  • Receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded

For more on Pokemon Go, check out Andrew Reiner's op-ed about his frustrations with the app.

[Source: Pokemon Go Live]

Our Take
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