Now Play Poke­mon GO on Your Apple Watch


Niantic Inc. has lived up to its promise made in September that it’d be making its popular Pokemon GO franchise available on Apple watches, and the game is now finally available for wearables too.

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Greetings from the team at Niantic, Pokemon GO, has now been made even more accessible, and your wearables have a new job at hand as the famed game makes its way onto your wrists.

Exploring the world of Pokemons directly from the comfort of your wrist is going to be a big deal for Pokemon aficionados.

“Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokemon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world,” Niantic stated.

The company also mentions that Pokemon GO will be a breeze to play with the Apple Watches as one can easily discover nearby Pokemons and also collect items from PokeStops — with just a single tap.

Collecting a Pokemon, however, doesn’t come as easy as locating it because in any case, you’ll have to use your iPhone to catch the Pokemon once you encounter it.

“You can log your play sessions through the Apple Watch app as a Workout that will count toward your personal Activity rings, while also calculating distance toward hatching Pokemon Eggs,” the company adds.

Core Features of Pokemon GO on Apple Watch

  • Players will receive notifications about any nearby Pokemon.
  • You can count the distance toward hatching Pokemon Eggs and be receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokemon.
  • Receive notification about nearby PokeStops and collect items from them.
  • Players will also be notified about eggs hatching and medals being awarded.
  • You can also log each play session as a workout, thereby increasing your activity rings, as you have fun as well work out a bit — but it’s just a bit, not a real workout.

As the company puts it, “… what great timing — you can get a head start on that New Year’s fitness resolution by having some fun now!”

Well said, fun is of prime importance in these tumultuous times, but not like you already don’t know this, Pokemon GO doesn’t add to your fitness — you really need to hit the gym to take of that.

Nonetheless, the team at Niantic have done a fantastic job keeping up to their words, and the release has come just in time for Christmas and New Year’s, a well-prepared gift for Pokemon GO fans with Apple wearables.

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