First, the mobile game, Pokemon Go will have a crossover event with the One Piece franchise
At first, between July 22 and 26
Trainers from around the world will be able to capture a Pikachu with Luffy's straw hat, and the iconic hat will also be available for customization.
In Japan, a statue of Luffy will be installed and will become a PokéStop, with special art by Eiichiro Oda, author of One Piece.
The initiative, in addition to celebrating the three years of Pokémon Go and the 22nd of One Piece, also serves to help the city of Kumamoto to be rebuilt after the 2016 earthquakes.
The city of Kumamoto is on the island of Kyushu, in southern Japan.
Anyway, Pokémon GO is available for free for Android and iOS.
About Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO is a free-to-play augmented reality electronic game aimed at smartphones.
The game is developed between Niantic, Inc., Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for iOS and Android platforms.
The game was initially released in July 2016 for some countries, eventually expanding to the rest of the world.
Using the global positioning system (GPS) and the camera of compatible devices, the game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures called Pokémon, which appear on device screens as if they were in the real world.
An optional accessory, Pokémon Go Plus, alerts users when Pokémon are nearby.
Pokémon GO was released with balanced reviews. Analysts praised the concept of the game and the incentive for players to become more active in the real world, although they criticized the frequent technical problems that were evident at launch.
Despite these criticisms, the game became a global phenomenon and one of the most used mobile applications in 2016, downloaded more than 750 million times worldwide.
He was credited with popularizing games based on geolocation and augmented reality, encouraging physical activity for players and driving local businesses.
However, the game also attracted controversy by contributing to the occurrence of accidents and disturbance of public order.
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