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Requires iOS 6.0 or later or Android 4.4 and later.
Free with additional purchasing options.
About the app
Pokémon Go is a smart phone game created by Niantic featuring the original creatures from Nintendo/GAMEFREAK/Creatures. The goal is to catch and level up Pocket monsters or Pokémon and your avatar through various tasks and by visiting various physical locations (figure 1).
It is an example of exergaming, ‘technology-driven physical activities, such as video game play, that requires participants to be physically active or exercise in order to play the …
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