Pokemon Go!

2016

Hello!

If you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ll know that Pokemon Go came out this week. A lot of people managed to get it on their phones before it was officially released and I’d be walking through the park and see so many people just glued to their phone screens.

It’s absolutely everywhere!

The game was released in the UK on July 14th on IOS and Android, it was a Thursday and the world became Poke-Stops and Poke-gyms. In Southampton there are currently a selection of zebras around the city and everyone was either trying to find all the zebras or going Pokemon hunting.

And I joined in.

I never played or watched Pokemon as a kid but I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and then I got really into it and now I’m level 9 and I hatched a Pikachu today and Lucas and I are going to go on a long walk tomorrow to find more Poke-Stops and maybe some new Pokemon.

I got very sunburnt when going out to have a Pokemon day yesterday and the server was down. I got so sunburnt that there’s a mark on my chest from where my necklace was.

It’s a really addictive game!

But in all honesty, the whole game has exploded and it’s a little bit scary how many people are using it. However, it’s encouraging a whole generation of long-term Pokemon fans and brand-new Pokemon fans to go outside and walk 2, 5 or 10km to hatch eggs and go to new gyms and Poke-stops.

It’s a game phase that I think can only be encouraged! Except for the idiots that don’t look up before crossing the road. They’re giving the game a bad rep.

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx

 

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