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First look at Nintendo's next big Pokemon game

... Team Unbound:

We'd love to tell you that the GIF above is how it's going to look, but that'd be a lie - that's an image from the game's debut trailer, which was first shown back in February during the Super Bowl. 

So, what does this new Pokemon game look like in reality? Let's dive in.

In "Pokémon GO", you'll incorporate real life maps into your singular goal: capture Pokémon in the wild!

In "Pokémon GO", you'll incorporate real life maps into your singular goal: capture Pokémon in the wild!

When you come upon one, like Squirtle here, you may be able to capture them. It depends on your "level" — how much you've played and how much you've done.

When you come upon one, like Squirtle here, you may be able to capture them. It depends on your "level" — how much you've played and how much you've done.Since Squirtle is a water-type Pokémon, you're more likely to find him near bodies of water. Careful not to fall into your local lake while staring down at your phone!

In "Pokémon GO," you'll use a combination of your phone's location technology and your phone's camera. That way you're not just walking around staring down at your phone, but instead using it as a reference point while tracking wild pocket monsters.

In "Pokémon GO," you'll use a combination of your phone's location technology and your phone's camera. That way you're not just walking around staring down at your phone, but instead using it as a reference point while tracking wild pocket monsters.
 

"Pokémon" is a portmanteau of the words "pocket" and "monster." Now you know!

There are opportunities for playing with friends as well. Players will associate with a particular "gym," which is essentially a large team. Gyms will then battle using trained up Pokémon.

There are opportunities for playing with friends as well. Players will associate with a particular "gym," which is essentially a large team. Gyms will then battle using trained up Pokémon.
"Pokémon GO" isn't out in India just yet — it's expected to arrive on both iOS and Android later this year. Japanese players have a chance to test the game before it goes live worldwide — those lucky trainers!
"Pokémon GO" isn't out in the United States just yet — it's expected to arrive on both iOS and Android later this year. Japanese players have a chance to test the game before it goes live worldwide — those lucky trainers!