Hey, when something goes viral, it goes viral! The team over at Theverge.com have compiled a 9 minute ‘everything you need to know about Pokémon Go’ video that will explain how to get going with the crazy popular iOS and Android app. Currently available in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, mastering the game seems to be an art, but with the help of this video, you should be a pro in no time!
How do I get started?
First things first, you’ll need the Pokémon Go app, available for iOS and Android in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. If you’re not in those areas, hang tight, as Ninantic is rolling out to other regions as time goes on.
Once you’ve been logged in, you’ll get a brief introduction by the dreamy Professor Willow, who’ll give you an introduction to the game, and walk you through catching your choice of the three starter pokémon — either a Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur, which should all be familiar to Pokémon regulars.
After that though, the game pretty much leaves you on your own, aside from a small tips section that mostly explains basic map icons. But there three basic parts to Pokémon Go: catching pokémon, visiting pokéstops, and gym battles.