What Are You Loving About Pokémon Go?
It’s a craze that’s sure to get you injured or arrested but people can’t get enough of Pokémon Go. Are you playing?
Just back from my family vacation in Los Angeles and the whole world is
While walking back to our hotel one night three young men raced past us across the street. My first inclination was that they’d stolen something but they were intently focused on their phones. One of them dropped a charging cord and as we followed behind to get it back to them we noticed they exchanged some words with a group of two others who were also looking at their phones. “Ah, they must be on a scavenger hunt,” I thought. Nope. They were all playing Pokémon Go.
— The Nerdy Bird (@JillPantozzi) July 11, 2016
Yes, has quickly taken over the areas of the world in which it’s available (and even some it’s not). While privacy issues have already arisen, Holocaust museums have had to tell players there are some places that aren’t appropriate to catch them all, dead bodies have been found, and criminals have used the app to lure unsuspecting victims right to them, the latest report has the app at a whopping 15 million downloads.
I somehow missed the original Pokémon craze growing up so this is one part of pop culture I’m actually pretty clueless on. But I immediately recognized what an amazing creation this app was for simply getting gamers out into the “real world” and interacting with others face to face. Not everyone wants that, of course, but it’s pretty unique nonetheless. Personally, I’m not even going to start, I’ve got enough issues with just Neko Atsume (and Neopets in days past).
Are you playing? Let me know what you’re loving about it so far!