Pokémon GO Creator Niantic Releasing 'Peridot' Augmented Reality Pet Game

Niantic, the company behind the popular Pokémon Go game for iOS devices, this week announced the upcoming launch of its next tile, a virtual pet game called "Peridot."

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In Peridot, users will care for, raise, and breed virtual pets, sort of like a modern day, iPhone version of a Tamagotchi. The pets are called "Peridots" or "Dots" for short, and players will raise them from birth.

After thousands of years of slumber, Peridots (or Dots for short) are waking to a world vastly different from the one in which they used to roam, and they'll need our help to protect them from extinction.

You'll foster your own Peridots as you embark on this experience. These are creatures who feel so real, you'll love every moment raising them from birth to adulthood. While you explore the world together, you'll get to learn more about your cute new friends, develop a bond as you nurture and play with them, and work with other players to diversify their species.

Players will care for their Peridot, take them on walks, meet their desires, play games, explore places, discover hidden treasures around the world, take photos, and unlock new Peridot archetypes through breeding.


As with other Niantic games, there is a real world component to Peridot, with augmented reality versions of the pets able to be broadcast into the real world for walks and playing.

Niantic is soft launching Peridot in select markets in the near future, and the company plans to iterate on the gameplay experience during the testing period. Those who want to learn more can sign up for the email newsletter on the Niantic website.

Niantic is best known for its development of Pokémon Go, but the company also developed Ingress and the now defunct Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game that did not prove to be popular with users. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was shuttered on January 31, 2022.

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Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
6 weeks ago
My Tamagotchi is better and it comes in ultra max high def real 3D. It also serves great as a punctual alarm clock at 7 am. Even on the weekends!

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GeoStructural Avatar
6 weeks ago
Just what I needed to complete my fantasy.

They want to beat Facebook to it, I guess. If I were to buy/use something like that, I would choose Niantic over Facebook in the blink of an eye.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pianostar9 Avatar
6 weeks ago

If I were to buy/use something like that
That sentence might have just doomed it from the start.
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Danfango Avatar
6 weeks ago
Oh great. I only just managed to get rid of the squirtles in my pond.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sorgo Avatar
6 weeks ago
Aw, sweet! MORE man-made horrors beyond our comprehension! ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jimmy_Banks Avatar
6 weeks ago

How are we supposed to pronounce peridot? I've always pronounced it with a silent t, like depot. But does that make the pets doughs or does (not to be confused with does)?
Well, the problem in this situation is that you've always pronounced the word incorrectly.
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