Pokemon Go is one of the most popular games for mobile phones of all time. It was launched in 2016 as an augmented reality (AR) game by Niantic, in partnership with the Pokemon Company and Nintendo.
Back when it launched, Pokemon Go was revolutionary – it used reliable GPS tech available on smartphones to locate, fight, capture, and train Pokemon, which appear on the in-game map like real beings.
Pokemon Go is based on a freemium business model with microtransactions for extra in-game items.
The game started with 150 Pokemon species and gathered up to 600 by 2020.
Initially, the game had biased reviews – some praised the idea but criticized the game’s performance.
It suffered from some minor mishaps due to increased demand, but all problems were addressed over time with various updates.
AR technology is hard to implement, but Pokemon Go is solid proof that it can be done smoothly and reliably.
The game received occasional updates, some minor ones, and some consistent ones that added new content to the game.
The game has reached version 0.181.0.
The new version adds unique content:
- Gift stickers, which let players add a special sticker to the gifts they usually send to make their friends’ day better.
- Niantic Social, the new feature that allows players to search for online friends.
- Players can now invite up to five friends to a raid regardless of their location.
The new update also fixes some minor bugs and glitches to ensure optimal performance.
You should be able to update the game. If the app hasn’t updated itself yet, check the game’s Google Play page and manually update it.
Try to avoid manually updating from random apk files to minimize the risk of getting hacked.