If you played the Pokemon GO game you’ll find some simillarities in the Harry Potter GO. Both games are based on concept, that player has to interact with the game using the real world around him. This is called the Augmented Reality and it uses your mobile device to connect your world with the game’s world.
Back in the Pokemon game you had to walk around to find pokemons and catch them. In Harry Potter GO instead of cute liitle creatures you search for Horcruxes and a way to destroy them. Additionaly you can encounter a little less friendly creatures in a form of Dementors and Deatheaters. But don’t worry, you won’t be defenseless. In the same way pokemon trainer was equipped with special pokeballs you will be given powerful spells to use in your advance. The spells however have to be found in spell tomes in a simillar way the pokeitems could be found in pokestops. There will be many items to collect in nhe wizards world. You can find items such as cards with images of famous wizards or unique wizard sweets.
The simillarities don’t end here. In the Pokemon GO during „battle” you were supposed to swipe your finger to perform actions such as throwing pokeballs. In Harry Potter in addition to using finger you also have to use your voice for the spells to work correctly.
The next things those games have in common is grupping players together. Back in Pokemon GO there were three teams: Mystic, Valor and Instinct. In Harry Potter GO you are divided into four Hogwart houses: Gryffindor, Huffelpuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Your house will be selected based on your personality just as it was in Pokemon GO.
Last noticable simmilarity is the level system. During your adventure certain actions will reward you with experience points. With enough points you will earn experience level and unlock new features.