‘Pokemon Go’ Review: Catching Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle Experience Good, Not Great

‘Pokemon Go’ Review: Catching Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle Experience Good, Not Great
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With the release of “Pokemon Go,” the highly-anticipated game from Niantic, many fans and gamers were quick to download the app on their Android and iOS devices and began catching the well-loved pocket monsters such as Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle!


However, since it is still the first augmented reality game released under the said game title, there could have been glitches or limitations that some may have noticed.

What could be the improvements on “Pokemon Go” that must be incorporated into the game to make every gamer’s experience great?

Below are several hints on the specific upgrades that Niantic and The Pokemon Company should adopt for the next “Pokemon Go” update:

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  1. Save lives.

Since looking and capturing a Pokemon entails effort and energy, it will surely come a time that a player uses a life. Along this line, Inverse suggested that a Pokemon Plus thing-y be made available to enable the player catch Charizard, Bulbasaur and Squirtle without dying.

  1. Avatar gets maximum customization.

Although the current avatar can be customized by a player, the present settings do not provide so much options.

By doing so, every player is given the chance to make his or her avatar totally different from the other gamers since there is a long list of options for clothing, body types and facial features. In short, playing “Pokemon Go” becomes more exciting.

  1. A more user-friendly “add friend” system.

Considering that the AR game runs either on Android or iOS, adding a friend by just using the player’s contacts list can be a better option of creating respective teams. At present, the tech site noted that “nobody can make friends or add people they know in the app.”

  1. Discretion to fight sooner.

With the present set-up of “Pokemon Go,” trainers belonging to a team cannot fight yet until all members have reached Level 5. Given this, there is a big chance that the gym which the team is eyeing to claim might be lost to enemy teams.

  1. Caught Pokemon photographed.

Publication editor Miranda Sanchez told IGN that it would be best if she could have a memento of the pocket monsters she caught.

“Miitomo has a fun photo mode, and I hope Niantic sees the success people had sharing those photos and lets Pokemon Go utilize it’s AR capabilities for more than catching Pokemon,” she said.

  1. PvP, how is that?

Jose Otero pointed that the experience would be great if a trainer gets the chance to fight with another trainer in real life via the player vs. player battles in “Pokemon Go.”

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