Guide: How to play the game

Creatures can be found by walking in your area. Go to places like museums, train stations, monuments and art instalations. The more spots like this nearby, the more creatures appear.

Your trainer (thats the name of the avatar in the game) moves along the map with the data from the GPS. When a Pokémon is close your phone will vibrate.

Since walking around with your eyes glued to your phone is a bit of a safety hazard, the game is designed to allow you to keep your eyes free while you wander. You can keep your phone at your side while you walk; when you are near a Pokémon, you'll get a notification in the form of a vibration and (if your sound is turned on) the Pokémon's unique call.

You can then move to a safe location (if you were walking along a road, for instance), and tap the visible Pokémon to capture it. Tapping zooms in on your avatar and launches an augmented reality experience with the Pokémon dancing around amidst your surroundings. If you don't see it on the screen immediately in front of you, move your device around until it appears. (There are arrows on the side of the screen to guide you in the right direction.)