A brand new feature called AR+ has been made available for Pokémon GO, allowing trainers to experience "even more realistic Pokémon encounters". You'll need to be running the game on iOS 11 on the iPhone 6s or newer models to make use of it, however.

This enhanced augmented reality improves the functions available to players when catching Pokémon using their phone's camera. The Pokémon are now fixed to a specific point in space, allowing you to walk right up to them and see their true size in comparison to your current surroundings. If you get too close to one of the lovely critters, though, they'll run away - you'll need to be careful to be successful.

An awareness meter will appear next to the Pokémon to indicate how close it is to fleeing the scene. If it does run away, you can try tapping on the tall grass nearby to hopefully make the Pokémon reappear. If you manage to get close enough you'll receive an Expert Handler bonus which will award more XP and Stardust than usual.


If you are one of the lucky ones capable of trying this new feature, will you be braving the cold to take some close-up AR shots of your favourite creatures? Let us know in the comments below.