Poke20 Update: Pokemon Go Beta Launch and Sun and Moon Videos

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Who’s ready for some more news about Pokemon Sun and Moon!

Well you’ll have to wait just a tad bit longer for that. Don’t worry, not too much longer; Pokemon has revealed we will get our first footage of the upcoming installments on April 3rd, 2016.

We’ll reveal more with Pokemon Sun and Moon, especially the upcoming footage, when we have it.

Now, for Pokemon Go!

The Pokemon Go Beta has launched!

Well, in Japan.

The rest of us around the world will have to make due with the pictures that are popping up from the Beta’s!

 

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From these pictures we see what the basic capture system looks like and the overworld map. And here is the video showing the features;

(Credit to Eric F for the video)

Apart from using a Masterball on an Ivysaur, not much seems to different from Safari Zone catching; You encounter a Pokemon, throw some balls at it and hope for the best!

Nintendo has also revealed some other information about Pokemon Go in regards to the mechanics and goals you’ll be seeing. At some point during the game play, you’ll have a chance to join 1 of 3 teams. Your goal on these teams is to control as many of the gyms scattered across the world as you can. Once in control of a gym, you can station your Pokemon there to prevent other trainers from other teams from getting control of the gym. You’ll also be able to find items and Pokemon Eggs at random Pokespots throughout the world, and you’ll be able to evolve Pokemon by catching more of the same Pokemon.

 

Stay tuned NETV fans, we’ll update with more about these two big Pokemon projects when we have them!

-By Geoff