If you’ve missed hearing about it by now – although we’re not sure how you would – the new mobile game Pokémon Go was released this week by Niantic and The Pokémon Company, and it became an instant success. The game combines GPS location data, augmented reality, and the “gotta catch ‘em all” collectible fever of the original Pokémon games. Players wander around outside with their phones, hoping to find and capture rare monster spawns and battle other players for the right to claim virtual “gyms”.
Within days of its release, Pokémon Go became the top free app in both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store, surpassing favorites such as dating app Tinder and social media app Twitter. And now the latest craze has even been spotted in Power BI publish to web!
Earlier this week, a Power BI community member published their interactive report on the monsters featured in Pokémon Go. You can get an overview of all the monsters available, sort them by damage type, and see the relative power of each type. We've embedded the report below, or you can see it in full screen mode.
If you are one of the many people planning on playing some Pokémon Go this weekend, we wish you good weather and lots of rare monsters! (And for more unique examples of Power BI dashboards, check out the Data Stories Gallery.)