Pokėmon Go – My Thoughts

Pokėmon Go has been out for a little over a week and has already been phenomenally successful. Pretty much everyone seems to be playing it.

The game itself is very basic. You simply run around in the real world until the app informs you that a Pokémon is near by which you then try to capture by throwing Pokeballs at it.  You can then train up these captured Pokémon using the gyms scattered around your local area and use them to battle other players.

Pokémon can also be gained from hatching eggs which can be received from the many Pokéstops dotted around.  These also provide you with extra Pokéballs and other items.

The available Pokémon are all from the original set so you can potentially capture the likes of Pikachu, Eevee and Meowth.  This has the added effect of bringing in the older Pokémon fans who may not be familiar with the newer creatures.

In the future the developers will not doubt add more features but for now it has just enough to be enjoyable.

A great side effect of Pokémon Go is the way it has brought people together, there has been pictures and videos of groups of people gathering to capture Pokémon. This is simply wonderful and in todays increasingly messed up world it is an amazing thing to see.  There are of course people out there who want to ruin the fun, players have had there phones stolen and have been threatened by the petty minded, so be careful out there people.

You should definitely give the game a go it’s a lot of fun to see your favourite Pokémon appear in the real world and then to actually capture it is a great feeling.

The Good

  • Lots of fun
  • Bringing people together in huge crowds
  • I captured a Charmander
  • There was an Eevee on the end of my bed once
  • Gets people out of the house in a good way

The Gastly

  • Bit bare bones at the moment
  • I seem to be surrounded by Pidgeys
  • There seems to be certain Pokémon only available in certain parts of the world
  • Microtransactions

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