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Pokémon Go Lands on Apple Watch

Tyrone Stewart

Pokemon Go Apple WatchApple Watch wearers will now be able to ‘catch ‘em all’ with the arrival of Pokémon Go on their wrists.

Players receive notifications to their wrists about nearby pocket monsters, Pokéstops, and when eggs hatch and medals are awarded. Once a Pokémon is encountered, players can catch it from their iPhones. In addition, the Watch will count the distance toward hatching eggs and receiving candy with players’ buddy Pokémon.

Players are also able to log each session as part of a workout – with gameplay counting towards personal activity rings.

“This holiday season, experience Pokémon GO and the world around you in a whole new way on Apple Watch,” says Pokémon Go’s latest blog post. “It’s the perfect companion for bundled-up winter walks in the Northern Hemisphere and for fun summer activities in the Southern Hemisphere. And hey, what great timing—you can get a head start on that New Year’s fitness resolution by having some fun now!”

Pokémon Go recently partnered with Sprint and Starbucks, and added new monsters, as it continues to show signs of resurgence heading into 2017.