The game is compatible with the Pokémon GO Plus, a Bluetooth device that allows players to enjoy elements of the game without looking at their phone.Compatibility with the Apple Watch was added in an update on December 22, 2016.Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!
Of course, the game's own AI is never penalized for cheating, because everybody knows The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard. Compare Easy-Mode Mockery, where the game just doesn't like you making it easier for yourself.
Players can login using a Pokémon Trainer Club account or a Google account.
In a wild encounter, the player attempts to capture a wild Pokémon in a Poké Ball before it runs away.
If the Poké Ball is thrown while the ring is very small, the capture is more likely to be successful.
The game can be played as an augmented reality (AR) game, so that in wild encounters and Gym battles the Pokémon appear to be in the real world when looking at the smart device's screen.