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Pokemon GO - tons of beta details, footage


- no battles against wild Pokémon
- catch them directly using various Poké Balls
- trainers are customizable with different options.
- 137 different attack names have been found in the game’s code, confirming battle systems
- some of the moves include Flamethrower and Hyper Beam
- additional 95 “fast” versions of the discovered 137 attacks
- receive a starter Pokémon
- new game function with the name “Starburst” has been discovered
- references to Google Cardboard have been found within the game’s data
- three “teams” the player can join: Red Team, Blue Team, or Yellow Team
- only first generation Pokémon exist in the beta
- multiple versions of the defense stat
- seven object categories: Poké Ball, Potion, Revive, Maps, Battle Objects, Food, and Camera. Food and Camera
- items available in the beta include: Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball, Potion, Super Potion, Hyper Potion, Max Potion, Max Revive, X Attack, X Defense, X Miracle, Razz Berry, Bluk Berry, Nanab Berry, Wepear Berry, Pinap Berry, and Special Camera
- X Miracle is a new item
- Pokémon Natures are present, but differ from the main games: Stoic, Assassin, Guardian, Raider, Protector, Sentry, and Champion
- Microtransactions are available
- day-night cycle is confirmed
- Normal, Legendary, and Mythical Pokémon are all present, and Pokémon are categorized as suc
- no evidence of Mega Evolution
- it seems that Pokémon are only allowed two moves during Gym Battles
- all of the moves found within the game are damaging moves
- 18 Pokémon types are present in the game
- Pokémon that use Evolution Stones to evolve will obtain Evolution Shards by battling wild Pokémon
- once enough Shards are collected, a Stone will be available
- trainers can reach at least Level 50, and at Level 50 will be able to store 500 Pokémon and 1000 items
- Every Pokémon has a CP Value
- You get points in Gyms
- Each Pokémon Gym will have a level of “prestige.”

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Legendary Pokemon and Mythical Pokemon are different things?

They are. Legendary Pokemon usually include ones like Mewtwo, Articuno and the like. They are catchable in-game. Mythical are almost exclusively through events like Mew, Celebi, etc.

Looks quite rough to say the least. Maybe the hardware they're using for the footage is older?

Probably shouldn't expect it to look much better. Betas usually don't improve much

I work in games so I'm aware :-)
I wasn;'t really commenting on the actual aesthetics, just the quality of the animations / camera transitions which both looked a little choppy which may be caused by hardware on the lower end of the recommended specs.

mattixface
Tue Mar 29 16 07:25pm
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Android...

but yeah... I don't expect much of a difference once it really comes out

- no battles against wild Pokémon
- Pokémon that use Evolution Stones to evolve will obtain Evolution Shards by battling wild Pokémon

Aren't these statements contradictory?

There are no battles currently implemented in the beta, but it sounds like people have found via data mining that battles will be implemented in some form down the road.

Looks bad just like I said it would but people are just realizing that. I'll play it but I doubt it's going to be that good. This has nothing to do with it being a mobile game, that's an ignorant attitude. It just doesn't look fun or good.

Just like I expected, the interface looks poor. The only thing that looks remotely good IMO are the Pokemon models, and boy does Articuno and Porygon look pretty!

This sounds like a dumbed down version of the games...

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