Gotta catch them all!
“I wanna be the very best like no one ever was.
To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.
I will travel across the land, searching far and wide.
Each Pokémon to understand, the power that’s inside”.
Pokémon Theme – Composed by Siegler & Loeffler.
Picture by Pixaline. Public Domain License.
Do you want to become a Pokémon Master? Are you ready to catch all the powerful creatures to win the game? Well, there’s only one way you can do this: Get up and Go! It’s no secret that overnight, Pokémon Go has become a global and social phenomenon. Everywhere around the world there are millions of people in the streets walking around and playing this brand new game. Poképlayers are not sitting on their couches anymore as if they were couch potatoes. In fact, they need to walk, run or cycle to “activate” the game and make the Pokémon critters appear in the augmented reality of their smartphones. It sounds pretty weird, doesn’t it? But that’s exactly how the game works. And what is most surprising of all is that many players have begun to socialize with each other and some of them have even become Pokéfriends.
Picture by Adam Purves. Creative Commons License.
So doing physical exercise and having the chance to socialize are, beyond doubt, the most revolutionary aspects of this fascinating game. Pokémon Go has managed to transform in just a couple of weeks the traditional passive habits of video game players, which have so far consisted of locking themselves up in their houses, spending long hours glued to their computer screens and not having any kind of social interaction. Some doctors and psychologists have even declared that this innovative game represents a great opportunity for players to get rid of these unhealthy habits and engage in outdoor activities with friends or relatives. So what are you waiting for? Go out and have fun! And remember that the more you walk, the more chances you have to become the first Pokémon Go winner. Good luck!
DRAW THAT POKÉMON CUTIEFLY!
Video by NewAgeSteel. Creative Commons Public License.
“It takes 20 years to make an overnight success”.
John Hanke – Creator of Pokémon Go.
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