In the game, players use their phones to track down different Pokemon characters, tame them, collect potions, candies and other in-game treats, and even battle their tamed Pokemon against one another.
Supporters of Pokemon Go argue that it’s one of the few games to actually get players off the sofa and out into the wider world, as they walk about, outside searching for Pokemon in public places, such as parks and high streets with their phone handsets. Players also have to take newly captured Pokemon for a ‘walk’, which adds to the exercise.
However, some detractors argue that the game can lead some kids to wander off into places that might not prove entirely safe. Others worry about the games in-app purchases, as Pokemon Go does have its own currency, Pokecoins, which kids can buy (or earn via the game) to purchase further in-game items.