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Pokémon Go took the world by storm in 2016. Everyone from grandparents to small children had their phones out searching for all 151 Pokémon (at the time). Nowadays, the game isn’t as prevalent as it used to be, despite adding new gameplay elements and Pokémon from different regions. Regardless, it’d be foolish to deny this game’s impact on many families worldwide.

If you’ve finished playing Pokémon Go and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 8 picks.

Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.

So without further ado, we present 8 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Pokémon Go.


Pikmin Bloom

With the massive success of titles like Pokémon Go, it made sense for Nintendo and Niantic, Pokémon Go’s developers, to work together to create a clone. Nintendo’s Pikmin is a dormant series that doesn’t get as much love as it deserves with its fun RTS gameplay and beautiful world.

To hold Pikmin fans over until the release of its fourth installment, Pikmin Bloom was released. Despite its slight similarities from encountering Pikmin in the real world to gathering more as you progress, this title offers some differences.

This game encourages exploration more than Pokémon Go. Instead of visiting specific areas to swipe at Poké Stops, you’ll accumulate more Pikmin based on the length of your walks. Additionally, the Pikmin will aid you during your walks by bringing you interesting goods and items.

The game offers an excellent logging system. It displays your total amount of steps, visited locations, and the time of those expeditions. This title may let down some mobile gamers as they can’t cheat to gain more Pikmin by driving a vehicle. However, this is a great game that encourages healthy habits. If you’re looking for a more energetic and peaceful take on Pokémon Go, check out Pikmin Bloom.


Zombies, Run! 5K Training

Looking for another game that rewards you for being active, Zombies, Run! 5K Training might be the title for you. This game encourages people to walk numerous miles in hopes of avoiding the jaws of murderous zombies. This title isn’t for everyone, but for those that want to take their health seriously through exercise.

This game gives players missions and locations to travel toward. The game amps up the immersion by giving its players audio logs to listen to and things to read during their expedition. While it sounds like a breeze, the game encourages players to run with all their might by including fast-paced zombies who are as quick as marathon runners.

The game utilizes its sound effects to keep players engaged with its offerings. You’ll hear the zombies’ loud shrieks and screams as you run. These will become more unnerving as they get closer to you. This is an excellent game that merges the concept of a zombie apocalypse with exercise well. While its microtransactions and stabilization could be better, it offers players enough incentives to continue playing.


Wokamon

Wokamon may look like a generic take on Pokémon Go, but it offers some enriching qualities that help it stand out. This game rewards the player for the amount of time they spend walking, jogging, or running outdoors. It resembles old-fashioned Tamagotchi toys.

In the game, you’ll obtain many colorful creatures that you can play, dress, and customize whenever you feel like it. To gain access to these features, players must walk around their environments. Doing so, allows you to accumulate points that will allow you to obtain fashionable items.

The game features a wonderful tracking system. It lists how many steps you’ve taken and rewards you based on your total. Wokamon has its blunders from game-crashing ads and forces players to tap at their screens a few times to level up. Furthermore, its graphics pale in comparison to Pokémon Go.

If you’re looking for a fitness-themed monster-collecting game that leans toward forming closer bonds with creatures, check out Wokamon.


Geocaching

This is a mobile title that revisits the old-fashioned days of GPS systems. In this game, you’ll be given many locations that house geocaches. Geocaches are items placed around the globe from the game’s player base. Geocaching is an innovative game that entices people to explore this world’s several nooks and crannies.

It’s a great title that motivates people to exercise and may help you find something more precious than a hidden item. While most caches are easy to find, there are countless caches that will require players to solve real-world puzzles.

However, it varies from creator to creator. Once you find the cache, you must mark it as found online or through the game’s pad. While the game’s free-to-play, there are some caches locked behind a paywall. You’ll need to purchase a game subscription to gain access to those.

Nevertheless, if you’re simply looking for some motivation to explore your area, this is a great game to play alongside Pokémon Go.


Jurassic World Alive

Jurassic World Alive is the prehistoric clone of Pokémon Go. This augmented-reality game features dinosaurs and other creatures from the beloved Jurassic Park franchise. In this game, you’ll explore your surroundings and collect dinosaur DNA. Once you’ve collected enough DNA, you can create your own set of dinosaurs.

That’s not all. You can engage in heated turn-based battles akin to those found in the Pokémon franchise. Not only that but the game contains a solid ranking system and campaign mode for you to tackle. Like other mobile titles, this game features some in-game purchases that’ll help you with your dinosaur-collecting journey.

You can play the game for free and work toward rewards if you’re one who doesn’t adore spending money on games. Keep in mind that you may need a strong cellular device to run this title. Running the game on weak hardware can result in horrid graphics, game crashes, and other outcomes. However, if you have a powerful device, adore dinosaurs, and enjoy Pokémon Go, then you’re in for a treat with Jurassic World Alive.


Orna: The GPS RPG

Imagine taking a game-builder title like Super Mario Maker and mixing it with the concept of Pokémon Go. You’d probably receive Orna: The GPS RPG as a result. This game allows players to craft a distinct world, dependent on their location.

It will spawn numerous dungeons for you to explore with your custom avatar. Each dungeon houses numerous foes for you to defeat. The combat is turn-based like Pokémon, offering a healthy amount of strategy. This game encourages players to travel alongside friends as you’ll get a kick out of tackling the game’s countless raids and dungeons collaboratively.

For those curious, the game offers 50+ character classes, 1,000+ items, 300+ monster types, and 80+ bosses. Orna contains pixelated graphics that’ll remind people of classic titles NES and SNES titles like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and other games. It has many monthly and daily events for players to look forward to, making it an ideal game to play alongside Pokémon Go.


Angry Birds AR: Isle Of Pigs

Angry Birds was a smash hit when it was released in late 2009. Many people adored it for its simplistic yet fun gameplay. Imagine taking its premise and merging it with Augmented Reality. You’d receive something like Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs in return.

This is another title that utilizes the same AR formula as Pokémon Go but applies it to the iconic slingshot concept established in Angry Birds. You’ll be flinging iconic birds like Red, Chuck, and others at the pig’s 3D fortresses which will be placed in front of you.

It contains over 70 levels for you to play, and they get more challenging as you progress. This is a neat concept, but a game that has a few bugs that need tuning. If you can look past its shortcomings, you’re in for a fun-filled evening with Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.


Ingress Prime

Niantic, Inc is at it again with another AR game that entices players to explore. In this game, players must traverse through their surroundings in search of Exotic Matter. Like Pokémon Go, you’ll choose a faction to fight for and explore your neighborhood to seek these phenomena. The more you find, the more powerful your group becomes.

Ingress Prime encourages players to discover areas of cultural significance. This can be in the form of art installations, landmarks, monuments, etc. These discoveries will help you attain valuable resources for your Ingress Scanner. Heading to these locations with your teammates is ideal for gameplay and safety reasons. That’s not all this game offers.

Like Pokémon Go, this game evokes competition with its fun PVP elements. You’re tasked with dominating specific territories by linking portals and creating Control Fields around those areas to achieve victory. Battles can get invigorating and strategic between both sides. If you’re looking for an AR title that’ll make you feel like a top-notch agent then I recommend checking out Ingress Prime.


So there we have it, our 8 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Pokémon Go.

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!


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