Source: Pokémon Go Official Site
Google owns a piece of Pokémon now.
From the Wiki:
In September 2015, it was announced that Niantic is co-developing Pokémon GO with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for iOS and Android. The following month, Niantic announced Google, Nintendo, and The Pokémon Company would invest $30 million ($20 million upfront with an additional $10 million conditioned upon the company achieving certain milestones) in it to support the growth of the company and its products. In February 2016, Niantic announced that it secured an additional $5 million in Series A funding including investment from venture capital firms Alsop Louie Partners and You & Mr. Jones Brandtech Ventures as well as angel investors Lucas Nealan, Cyan Banister and Scott Banister. While adding more support for the growth of the company, this investment enabled Niantic to bring in strategic industry pioneers including the addition of Gilman Louie to its board.
On July 6, 2016, Pokémon GO was released in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, with a small wearable device[relevant? ] developed by Nintendo, which uses a Bluetooth low energy connection to notify users when a Pokémon is nearby with an LED and vibration, hinted to be released later in the month. A release in Europe is planned, but was postponed after the initial launch overwhelmed the servers.