What parents should know about Pokemon GO

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What parents should know about Pokemon GO

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What is Pokémon GO and how does it work?
Part of the Pokémon series, Pokémon GO is a popular augmented reality game that aims for players to use GPS location-based settings to catch and train Pokémon characters.
As you move around, different types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon.

What is the age classification?
The app has a PEGI rating of 7+ for mild violence against fantasy characters. Users can participate in gym battles where two of them send waves and elements between each other
Rated 9+ on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store
Rated "For all ages" on the Galaxy Store

Why is Pokémon GO so popular?
It's free to download and is a great app for Pokémon fans to play together, based on the popular Pokémon series from the late 1990s. Because of this, the game is also popular with original adult Pokémon fans because it offers a sense of nostalgia. For kids, the game is popular because of the interactive nature of augmented reality, which is a great way to get around instead of traditionally sitting in front of their devices.

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Re: What parents should know about Pokemon GO

Post by ES1951 »

It's great that you've summarized such a popular game. It's popularity is still huge and when kids receive their first smartphone, then they really want to play this game along with Call of Duty and Fortnite. This game is pretty different than others, although the new Witcher Mobile is quite similar.

I'm all for allowing parents easier access to such information. Some games need to be known for them before children play them freely.

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