16 Pokemon Go Screenshots of Charizard, Battles, and Evolution

Take a look at the process of a Charmeleon evolving into Charizard.

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The Pokemon Go beta started in the US today, and you can sign up right here. If you don't get into the beta, you can check out some screenshots of the mobile Pokemon game right here.

The screenshots feature everything from avatar customization and the map view to battles and evolution. Additionally, they show what encounters with Pokemon in the wild and in-app purchases will look like. You can see it all for yourself in the images below.

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The Pokemon Company shared some information on what players can expect from Pokemon Go. There'll be "more than a hundred" different Pokemon to catch, and while you're walking around the real world, your phone will vibrate if a Pokemon is nearby. You'll then be able to catch the Pokemon using your phone's touch screen to throw a ball at it.

The battle mechanics were also detailed with the following explanation:

"Players can battle using the Pokemon they've caught to gain control of a Gym. By using their own Pokemon's attacks and dodging incoming attacks by swiping left and right on the screen, Pokemon Go players can defeat the defending Pokemon to reduce the Gym's Prestige."

Gyms are player-controlled, and you can defeat them by lowering its Prestige to zero. Once you gain control of it yourself, you're then able to assign your own Pokemon to defend it. You can read more here.

Pokemon Go is set for release on iOS and Android devices this year. It's a free game, though you will be able to spend real money to buy in-game currency--this can then be spent on items.

You can check out footage of the Pokemon mobile game right here.

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