Pokémon Go, an augmented reality (AR) smartphone game, replicates many aspects of real-world wildlife watching and natural history by allowing players to find, capture, and collect Pokémon, which are effectively virtual animals. In this paper, we consider how the unprecedented success of Pokémon Go as a smartphone game might create opportunities and challenges for the conservation movement. By encouraging players to go outside and consider various aspects of virtual species’ biology, the game...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
- Publisher's version
- Wiley Publisher's website
- Conservation Letters Journal website
- Publication date:
- Acceptance date:
- Pubs id:
- Local pid:
- Copyright holder:
- Dorward et al.
- Copyright date:
Copyright and Photocopying: © 2016 The Authors. Conservation Letters published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Pokémon Go: benefits, costs, and lessons for the conservation movement
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record