Peridot 4+

One-of-a-kind virtual pets

Niantic, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 13K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Peridot fulfills your fantasy of bonding with a magical, brag-worthy creature that can fly through the air, always wants to be by your side, and might have a secret love for turkey sandwiches. With the power of AR, this pet simulation game places whimsical beings known as Peridots (“Dots“ for short) in the real world with you. And with Peridot, playing with friends is better, simple as that. Meet up with your besties IRL to Hatch new Dots that will inherit the Traits of their parents, then snap a pic and share it with your friends!

ADOPT your very own Peridot, creatures that feel and look totally real. Each Dot has unique DNA which makes them a truly special companion made just for you.

NURTURE your creatures and help them live their best lives. Play fetch, teach them how to shake their butt, give them belly rubs, and dress them up in hats, mustaches, bowties, and more!

EXPLORE the world, get outside, and see the world in a new way through your Dot’s eyes. Your Dot is curious about the environment and might uncover hidden items depending on where you adventure with them. When your Dot is looking particularly adorable, snap photos and videos to share with your friends on social.

COLLABORATE with your friends and other players to breed your Dots together and Hatch entirely new Dots that are genetically unique. Discover together what’s possible and encounter endless possibilities of Peridot Archetypes that resemble some of your favorite animals, including cheetahs, unicorns, peacocks, and more. You can even combine and pass down these rare Traits to the future generations of Dots.

EXPAND your beloved family of Dots by unlocking badass Peridot Archetypes and Traits as you climb the ranks within the Peridot Keeper Society.

EXPERIENCE a rich narrative as you learn about the mysterious ancient past of these creatures and work to preserve the species for future generations.

Join this heartwarming journey today and rediscover just how beautiful the world around you truly is.

With the player’s permission, Adventure Sync uses the Health app to enable the player to earn walking distance when the app is closed.

• Peridot is optimized for high-end smartphones, tablets are not supported. Device compatibility is not guaranteed and may be changed at any time. Supported device information can be found at:
• Peridot is an AR-first experience and requires access to your smartphone’s camera while playing the game to interact with your creature in the real-world.
• Continued use of GPS running in the background or camera access can dramatically reduce battery life.
• It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information.
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What’s New

Version 1.16.0

Various performance improvements, quality of life updates, and bug fixes:

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13K Ratings

13K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

We love how Peridot’s cute, fantastical AR pets will even sniff real-world flowers.

b0bsmith ,

Fix nests, and I’ll play this 24/7

If you’re wondering if you should download this: The answer is yes. You will undoubtedly get bored once you hit the pay wall a few days in, but those few days will be AWESOME. For this to be a long term game for me, though, the nest issue needs to be fixed. I understand nests can’t be an infinite resource, and that there has to be some kind of barrier to players hatching constant dots. But it’s absolutely wild to expect the average player to pay $5 EVERY time they want to hatch a new dot. I could understand nests being available for gems—something that’s purchasable through a micro transaction, but also able to gain in small amounts by playing regularly. Or even if we were given a free nest as a daily check in reward, say once a month or so, and then additional nests had to be purchased with real money. But when you advertise hatching new dots and breeding unique traits as a CORE MECHANIC of this game, this kind of paywall is just ridiculous. The average player isn’t going to spend up to $30 a month on nests so they can hatch a new dot every time their baby dot grows up. I could see myself spending real money on this game, playing it every day, etc. But in order for me to do that, ya gotta throw me a bone. Give me a free nest every once in a while, so I get used to hatching new dots and excited enough about the process to spend cash on it. Right now, I just don’t care.

airbenderandi ,

Fun, but not “willing to break the bank” fun.

Growing up as a tamagotchi kid, I love playing this game. Going on walks with my dots, showing them a tree or a flower, digging in some dirt, playing fetch, seeing them grow up, etc. but I cannot justify spending so much money. If it was $1/nest with discount bundles from there, that would feel reasonable, considering it takes a dot about 3-4 days to mature so I’d be buying them so often. $5 just to continue progressing the game, without opportunities to buy with in-game money? No way, no app game is worth that. I’ve spent a decent of money on PoGo through the years, but at least I don’t absolutely HAVE to in order to progress, and that game is also getting too expensive for me to care about lately.

Besides the paywall, I also wish the hatch-a-dot system was less clunky. Having to send a message in Campfire, which is a separate app, and hoping somebody else checks their messages? The “send seed gift” should be replaced with the hatch request, since exchanging the same 400 seeds back and forth with someone seems pointless.

Love the idea behind the game, but the execution is lacking. I’ll play it again in the future if the paywall issue is mitigated, but for now it makes sense to abandon my 2 free dot pets...

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