Pokémon Go is finally available on the Apple Watch

Developer Niantic announced that the Pokémon Go is finally available for Apple Watch version. The smartwatch version of the game was first announced back in September.


Naturally, the Apple Watch version of PokémonGo isn’t the full game, but instead, connects to the mobile game and lets you perform certain in-game activities without having to pull out your phone. You won’t be able to actually catch pokémon with your watch, but you can collect items from pokéstops and see nearby monsters with a simple tap. Here’s what the new app will let you do, according to Niantic:

  • Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal activity rings
  • Receive notifications about nearby pokémon
  • Count distance toward hatching pokémoneggs and receiving candy with your buddypokémon
  • Receive notifications about pokéStops nearby and collect items from them
  • Receive notifications when eggs hatch and medals are awarded