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More Nintendo news has been announced during Apple’s live event today. Niantic is bringing Pokémon GO to the Apple Watch!

Here’s a list of highlights discussed:

  • Trying to focus less on screen and more on what’s around you. The game is about exploration. There’s a heads-up gameplay display for GO.
  • The Pokémon GO Plus will be released later this month. The iOS app for the Apple Watch will be released later this year.
  • It seamlessly blends with a daily walk or run. There’s a focus on activity and exercise.
  • There are new complications for watch faces– KM is needed to hatch an egg.
  • At a glance, you can see nearby Pokémon and how many calories you’ve burned.
  • Wild Pokémon will pop up on display.
  • When approaching a Poké Stop, a tap on your wrist will notify you. The display will show info about a Poké Stop. You can collect items from the watch.
  • It alerts you to earned medals.
  • It alerts you when eggs hatch and what hatches from them.
  • Summer screen shows exercise summary and items you’ve collected in-game.

Stay tuned for a more detailed summary of today’s information regarding Pokémon GO for the Apple Watch.

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.