EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POKÉMON GO IN 9 MINUTES

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the cultural phenomenon known as Pokémon Go. In a nutshell, it’s a mobile game, available for free download on Android and iOS, that uses your phone’s GPS to detect where you are and make Pokémon — short for pocket monster — magically appear around you (through your phone screen), at which point you have to corral the creature. The objective of the augmented reality game is fairly simple: catch ’em all. Of course it’s a bit more complicated than that. Thankfully, the guys over at The Verge have produced a nine-minute video to help you get started, including an explainer for pertinent terms and tips to get ahead. Check it out below.