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Recent progress in Pokémon GO studies

Since its launch in 2016 Pokémon GO has attracted a wealth of academic studies – covering the social, psychological, medical, security and legal aspects of the game.

[ For those not familiar with the subject, here is some background : Pokémon GO is an augmented reality (AR) mobile game for iOS and Android devices. It was developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with The Pokémon Company ]

Here are some examples of scholarly studies (no particular order)

• Analysis of Pokémon GO using sociophysics approach

• Gotta Catch a Lawsuit: A Legal Insight into the Intellectual, Civil, and Criminal Battlefield Pokemon Go Has Downloaded onto Smartphones and Properties around the World

• Is Pokemon GO feminist? An actor-network theory analysis 

• Videogame-Related Illness and Injury: A Review of the Literature and Predictions for Pokemon GO!

• Correlates of excessive Pokemon Go playing among medical students

• What the Pokemon Go have study adolescents for? 

• Could Pokemon Go boost birding?

• Who is still playing pokemon Go? a Web-based survey

BONUS : Interview with the scientists who wrote the paper about Pokémon Improbable Research, 2016

Resarch research by Martin Gardiner

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