Pokemon Go Is Getting A Better AR Mode

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Even so, it had its limitations.

Pokemon Go is rolling out another major new feature. If you moved, the rendered Pokemon would sort of glide along with you, breaking the illusion. When it comes to catching those Pocket Monsters out in the real world, though, the developer Niantic seems to be looking into adding a new way to capture Pokemon with the addition of a forthcoming feature dubbed "AR Plus".

If you opt to use AR+, you'll also see gameplay benefits.

AR+ places Pokemon at a fixed position. You can take more creative pictures with your Pokémon, as well as earn extra bonuses because in AR+ mode, Pokémon are actually aware of trainers. This means you can walk around wild Pokemon, or get up close for a better look.

Pokemon Go Is Getting A Better AR Mode
Pokemon Go Is Getting A Better AR Mode

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

It's called AR+, and before you get too mad about this feature not being available on Android phones right away it's important to understand how it works.

At the moment AR+ mode is exclusive to iOS 11 on devices from the iPhone 6s upwards and is "coming soon" to the App Store. If it fills all the way, the Pokemon will flee - so you'll have to find that sweet spot of getting close enough to make sure you don't miss your Pokeball throw, but far enough away that you don't scare it off. There will only be a limited number of tries to catch each Pokemon using the AR Plus mode, and players will receive some type of bonus with each successful catch.

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