Pokémon Go is Now Available via Apple Watch

Notifications let players know when Pokémon and PokéStops are nearby

POKEMON GO APPLE WATCH
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Following reports claiming that Niantic plans’ to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company has finally put those rumors to rest today with the launch of an Apple Watch version of its popular game.

Now that the app is available on the Apple Watch, trainers will be able to receive notifications right on their wrists about nearby Pokémon, PokéStops, eggs and medals. You can also collect PokéStop items and check your progress toward hatching eggs or collecting candy from your Buddy Pokémon.

Since Pokémon Go is known to be fitness oriented, the latest version lets users log each gameplay session as a workout that counts toward their Apple Watch Activity rings, and it displays the distance traveled toward hatching an egg and receiving Candy for Buddy Pokémon.

Unlike its mobile phone counterpart, the Pokémon Go Apple Watch app can’t actually catch Pokémon. The Apple Watch alerts users when there’s a Pokémon nearby, but players need to pull out their iPhones to actually capture the characters.

You can download the Pokémon Go app for Apple Watch via the App Store now.