Pokémon Go is free-to-play but for the lazy players out there, the game also features a variety of microtransactions tiers that allow users to purchase in-game Pokécoins.
While Pokémon Go’s developer Niantic has stressed repeatedly that purchasing Pokécoins isn’t a way to pay to the top, it does allow players not interested in walking to real-world Pokéstop locations the ability to get their hands on more items.
If you’re playing the game as its actually designed, picking up Pokeballs is a relatively easy process, requiring you to be near local landmarks that have been transformed into Pokestops.
Currently Pokémon Go allows players to spend $139 USD for 14,500 Pokécoins, 5,200 for $54.99 USD, 2,500 at $27.99 USD, 1,200 for $13.99 USD, 550 at $6.99 USD and for those not fond of financially successful behaviour, $1.39 for just 100 Pokécoins.
Pokémon Go is expected to officially release in Canada at some point soon. Officially, Niantic told us, “game is also coming soon to Canada, Europe, and South America,” though it is currently only available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. However, if you’re willing to take a few extra steps, it is possible to get Pokémon Go for Android and iOS in Canada.
I’ll have hands-on impressions based on my experience with Pokémon Go so far up on MobileSyrup in the next few days.
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