Pokémon GO Japan Field Test is LIVE!

It’s another big day for Pokemon GO followers! Today, Niantic announced invites were going out to those that signed up for the beta, lottery style.


This was it! The time we have waited for has finally arrived. Screenshots of downloads and the splash screen immediately started popping up around the internet as those who were chosen, got to install the game for the first time.





Leaks and Bans

Floods of images are pouring in, though it seems screenshots taken have a unique identifier stating “CONFIDENTIAL <id> == DO NOT LEAK.” Some that have leaked images have already had their access removed, so for the sake of not getting anyone banned, all images that have these identifiers on them will not be shared. We have seen a few shots floating around without these identifiers and will share those.

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Translated from Japanese to English

In the “Pokémon GO”, the player as a Pokemon trainer, walking the various places, by searching, you can catch a wild Pokemon us appropriate to its location. For example, you may be able to meet the type of Pokémon not seen in the vicinity of the lake and the sea.

Just as Pokemon trainers go on a journey of looking for Pokemon, you will be able to explore the real world.

It caught the way – of basic Pokemon

When Pokemon during the startup of the “Pokémon GO” appears in the vicinity of their own, smart phones will let me know and vibration.

Pokemon and can encounter when you tap the Pokemon that appear on the smartphone map, and throw to swipe the monster ball on the screen, you can catch. On the screen, Pokemon will appear on top of the actual landscape.

■ terms used in “Pokémon GO”

<Poke Stop>

monster ball and a tool to use in order to catch the Pokemon, you can get at a particular location, which is called to appear on the map, “Poke Stop”. You may occasionally find the egg of Pokemon.

“Poke Stop”, such as the historic sites and the famous monuments, located anywhere in the world, familiar place where you did not mind usually is, it may be a very important spot.

<Level up>

a lot to find a Pokemon, by catch, will raise the level as a Pokemon trainer. By level up, can encounter a stronger Pokemon, it will be a good tool is also available.

<Evolution of Pokemon>

Some of the Pokémon, some intended to “evolution”. By catch a lot of such Pokemon, you can evolve the one animal.

<Pokemon egg>

Pokemon of the egg, as well as the game of Pokemon trainer, is to walk a lot, you can return.

■ belong to the gym to choose the team! Battle in cooperation!

When the level of as Pokemon trainer goes up, players will be asked to participate in one or any of the three types of teams.

And, it appeared on the map, such as “Poke Stop” to “Jim”, you will be able to belong. The battle in cooperation with players of the same team, to protect the “gym” that belong.

Pokemon placement and Jimubatoru of flow ~ to ~ Jim

participation in the ① team

there are three types to choose one from the team, will participate.

② Pokemon placed in the “gym”

and to place in the “gym” that is on the map their own Pokemon, you will be able to belong to the “gym”.

Placement can be is any team of Pokemon not also have been placed or “Jim”, one of the “gym” that the same team as his Pokemon is located.

③ Jimubatoru

a team of Pokemon has been placed “Jim” is, you may be challenged to “Jimubatoru” from the other two teams.

One of the “gym”, can not be placed only up to one animal per player, team members should be placed more than one Pokemon to cooperate, there is a need to strengthen the defense of the “gym”.


■ The ability to more fun play

  • try to put the medal in hand

and to achieve a variety of challenges, you can get the achievement medal. Medals can be seen in the profile.

※ some of the functions, you may not be able to use in the field test.



There is much new information to be gleamed and more pouring in as I type this. We’ll be following up with what we can share without getting testers banned, start getting our Pokedex updated, and preparing for this new adventure we are all about to embark upon (unless you live outside Japan, but SOOOON!).