Pokemon Go on iOS now supports Apple's ARKit for improved mechanics

Pokemon Go on iOS now supports Apple's ARKit for improved mechanics

If you moved, the rendered Pokemon would sort of glide along with you, breaking the illusion.

Pokemon GO is already based on AR (augmented reality) technology, but developer Niantic thought it would be better to update their game with improved AR features. Like the standard AR mode, AR+ uses your camera to show a Pokemon as if it were physically in front of you.

This might sound more involved than simply tapping on Pokemon from the map like you always have, but there is an advantage to using AR+. Of course, since the feature hasn't been completely detailed by Niantic, one can only imagine at this point that such a requirement will be used as a way to increase difficulty of the AR Plus mode for certain types of rare Pokemon. You can walk up close to a Pokemon and accurately see how it sizes up in the real world.

For that reason, you need to be running that version of the OS or a newer one in order to see the new functionality.

When in AR+ mode, Pokemon will now know how close a Pokemon Trainer is to them.

An awareness meter will appear next to each monster, and when this fills up the creature will flee.

"Pokemon Go" is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its menagerie of digital critters.

In fact, if you're stealthy enough, you can even sneak up on Pokemon in the wild and earn an Expert Handler bonus. There is no word yet on when or if the feature will come to Android, so this is an Apple exclusive for now.

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