Pokémon GO

App review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
Pokémon GO Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

Exciting, active game marred by privacy and safety issues.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 57 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 70 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Pokemon Go steals from your children

BEWARE THEY STEAL FROM YOUR CHILDREN AND DON'T CARE. I've wasted hours running around with the nearly non-existant customer service of Pokemon GO. They either ignore you or make it impossible to have a conversation. My 11 year old child spent all his money ($20) in preparation for a special "raid" and received nothing. After hours spent trying to interact with their customer service there decision basically amounted to, "sucks to be you." Please be careful before you spend your money.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

Stupid

I love pokemon go but the raids are getting stupid now people spend money on this game for raid passes and things i just think the game is so greddy i just used 11 balls and got excellent 6 times and still didnt catch the pokemon its a joke if i beat the pomemon i should get it for free let alone having to catch it im raging

This title has:

Too much consumerism

App Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Camp Pokémon Poster Image

    Camp Pokémon

    Simple games, cool graphics ease kids into Pokémon fandom.

    age 6+
  • Geocaching Poster Image

    Geocaching

    Treasure hunt = family fun but not for kids alone.

    age 14+
  • Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Poster Image

    Pokémon X/Pokémon Y

    Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.

    age 8+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate