The resurgence in popularity of the Pokémon gaming franchise is as a result of the release of the app Pokémon Go.
The game was inspired by the augmented reality game Ingress and runs on iPhones and devices running Google’s Android operating system.
With an Android size of 9.2MB, Pokémon Online requires a very small amount of storage space.
Which phones do you need to play Pokémon online?
While Pokémon originally started as a video game, through the years it evolved into much more. Nowadays the game can be enjoyed online using smartphone technology.
You can’t play Pokémon Go offline, because it uses the internet to spawn Pokémon and to keep gyms and Pokestops updated. It requires continuous GPS and data connectivity to show the places that you have to visit.
This means that you need to have strong internet connection and your phone needs to have GPS and location services.
To catch a Pokémon, you need to turn your device camera on and throw a Pokeball wherever you see a Pokémon.
To play Pokémon online, your phone needs to be running KitKat or higher Android 7. Nougat is set to be supported once it’s officially released later this year.
Pokémon Go supports any device that runs iOS 8.0 though all features may not be supported.
The phone type you need largely depends on the sensors, how much RAM it offers and how recent the operating system installed on it is.
The three sensors that are required include a compass, a camera and a gyroscope.
Phones which currently support the ability to play Pokémon online include:
- iPhone 4S
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Samsung Galaxy S6
The Windows phone or Windows 10 operating systems are not supported, but Pokémon is available for download from the Google Play Store and iTunes Store.