Catch Pokémon in the Real World with Pokémon GO!
Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pokémon. Explore cities and towns where you live-and even around the globe-to capture as many Pokémon as you can. As you walk through the real world, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you're near a Pokémon.
The map is your main view while playing Pokémon GO, and it is based on the actual real-world map of the streets and pathways where you're standing. The map contains lots of information that's useful when you're exploring. You'll always be in the center of the map. Use it to find PokéStops, Gyms, the location of nearby Pokémon, and more!
Keep an eye out for glowing areas called habitats that indicate where you may find Pokémon. You won't always find a Pokémon in a habitat, but the chances are very good. Pokémon love places like public parks and recreation areas. So get outside and walk around to find more Pokémon!
It’s most effective to look for Pokémon at habitats that match where they're most likely to live. For example, if you’re on the beach or at a pier, you’re more likely to find Water-type Pokémon. However, if you’re in a desert climate, you would be much less likely to find Water-type Pokémon.
You can see the kinds of Pokémon that might be found near your current location by using the Nearby feature. Note that Pokémon already in your Pokédex will appear in color, while those not in your Pokédex will appear as dark silhouettes.