The game utilizes the player's mobile device's GPS ability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear on the screen as if they were at the same real-world location as the player. The game features a freemium business model and supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items.
Players create and customize their own avatars. Once created, an avatar is displayed on the map based on the player's geographical location. Features on the map include 'PokeStops' and 'Pokemon Gyms'. These PokeStops can be equipped with items called 'Lure Modules', which attract additional wild, and occasionally rare, Pokémon. Gyms serve as battle locations for team-based king of the hill matches. PokéStops and Gyms are typically located at places of interest.
Jacksepticeye made three episodes for the series, before it was discontinued. Once reaching level 5, he decided to join Team Mystic.