Viral rat-hunting mobile game Pokemon GO is now on the Apple Watch. Starting today, you can find rats, some of which now have Christmas hats, on your $399+ wrist-bound iPhone.
Fans expected Niantic to release an associated Pokemon GO app in September. A rumour spread that the whole project was cancelled until mid-December when Niantic clarified via Twitter:
Pokémon Go for Apple Watch is coming soon. Stay tuned.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) December 17, 2016
On your Apple Watch, you'll receive notifications about nearby Pokemon and PokéStops, get items from PokéStops, hatch eggs and receive candy. Unlike the Pokemon GO Plus wrist accessory, you can't catch Pokemon on it. You'll have to catch on your iPhone.
The press release reads, "Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokemon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world."