Thursday, 14 July 2016

Why Pokemon GO is making me feel better


So unless you've been living under a rock, you'll undoubtedly have seen and/or probably downloaded Pokémon GO - the app that has actually brought Pokémon hunting to life.

Now, as sad as this post is going to sad when I read it back in a few years and think WTF?! I am currently loving Pokémon GO.

When Pokémon was huge on gameboy and then nintendo, I was the person who was addicted to Pokémon  I had level 100 Pokémon  would battle my brother, buy the cards. Yep, I was that person. So yeah, this app is kinda exciting.

Usually, I'd be like 'oh great, another trend which sucks into looking at a screen for another 3 hours of my day' but this time, it's a bit different.

See this app actually gets you out of your house. You have to walk around your neighbourhood/town to actually find the Pokémon  you are actually exercising! And to be honest, it doesn't really feel like exercise because you're so engrossed in which Pokémon might be lurking in your neighbours garden or on the other side of town, that you don't even notice how far you're walking. I'm even going around the block on my lunch break now too because there is a 'Poké stop' just on the other side of our office buildings so obviously I need to stop off there.

And what's more, it's can be hilarious.

I went out with my brother the other night around our neighbourhood and we basically found no Pokémon or the app kept freezing OR we'd find one and we'd be stealing each others fun because only one of us could catch it. Not to mention how stupid you look in public on your phone trying to catch virtual creature. But if it makes me laugh, I'm all for it.

And lastly, it's an instant reward. Caught a Pokémon? Instant happiness right there. They do say it's the small things in life, don't they?

So if you loved Pokémon as a kid, this is one app I wouldn't turn down!


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