Pokemon Go!

Pokemon Go! is a game you play by walking around in the real world. You play on a smartphone and it can use the GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player's real-world location.



Mild Violence




Physical Fitness
Popular Choice
Simple Fun
Over 100 hours


Competitive Online
Multiplayer Online Cross-Platform
Turn-Based Play

Although this technology and gameplay had existed previously in the developer's games (like Ingress) Pokémon Go had huge success with families and people of all ages. By early 2019, the game had over a billion global downloads, grossing over $3 billion in revenue. The game also had over 147 million monthly active users as of May 2018.

Its unique collecting game-play combined with needing to explore your local area to find creatures was a big hit. The game converted local sites of interest, like Churches, Castles and rivers into elements in the game.

Good to know

Insights to ensure your child's gaming experience remains safe and enjoyable

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Set time limits

Set screen time boundaries to get your child moving regularly and to give their eyes a break. Find options available through parental controls available on the console or in-game.

Manage online interactions

Multiplayer games can pose additional contact risks from both people the child knows and doesn't know, commonly in the form of bullying or hate. Talk about what positive behaviour looks like and review in-game settings and console parental controls to keep them safe.

Highlight safety features

For games where your child might interact with others online, make sure you review tools like report and block to help them stay safe.

Skill level age

Suggested by Family Gaming Database


The simpler nature of the game makes it simple to play for youngsters. Provided they have an adult to go out and explore with it's a great fit for a first Pokemon game.

Content rating

Mild Violence

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence against fantasy characters. Users can engage the cartoon, and fantasy characters in Gym battles, which involve two of them sending waves and elements between each other. When hit, they flinch and there is a brief flash. When defeated, they disappear and a glowing orb appears. They then evolve into their next character. Characters can be healed by buying potions.


There are 16 accessibility features for
Pokemon Go!

Balance Audio Levels
Play Without Hearing

1 Button
Motion Aiming
No Simultaneous Buttons
One Motion Targeted
One Tap Anywhere
One Tap Targeted
Two Motions Targeted
Vibration Optional

Assisted Progress With Hints

Game Map
Large Clear Navigation
Menus Don't Wrap

Moderate Reading

Data by Family Gaming Database

Game details


Android, iOS

Release date

July 6, 2016

No. of players

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 20-player online game.


Collecting | Fighting

In-game purchases


More information: Family Gaming Database


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