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Pokemon in Real Life – Come and Take a Peek Won’t You

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On July 6, 2016, Niantic Inc. has released a now famous game being known worldwide as “Pokémon Go”. Well, what is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is a downloadable app game that is played on your cellphone. The objective of  the game is for players to travel the world to capture and battle the pokemons in their quest to become the greatest Pokémon trainers. However, while the trips in the previous games were imaginary and conducted within the confines of a room, Pokémon Go forces players to get off their chairs and venture outside. That’s because the game uses the phone’s GPS and camera to help players “find” Pokemon in the real world, as well as discover various landmarks which they call, “Pokéstops”, which offer items to continue on through the game. This could mean finding a Rattata in your backyard, a Pidgey around the your neighborhood, or a Pokéstop at your favorite park. Well, how did all this began? Pokémon first emerged in 1995 as a Nintendo video game. Through the decades, it has grown into a massive franchise, which includes trading card games, animated movies and television shows, toys, and comics. Although desired by all ages, it was primarily aimed at children and nostalgic adults who played the game when they were young.

Pokémon are usually found all around – provided you are out and moving around. For instance, players might find water Pokémon near rivers and lakes or ghost-type Pokémon around graveyards. The game itself involves just a single player trying to build the biggest collection of Pokémon. However, thanks to the fact that hundreds of fans often converge to areas and landmarks with Pokémon or Pokéstops at the same time, the game is also giving fans a chance to meet up with like-minded gamers and to make new friends. In addition, it makes exercising fun! However, do be careful, in recent weeks there have been reports of players trespassing into neighbors’ backyards, or a player who was playing while driving, which caused a huge accident. Also, as the game’s popularity increases, sometimes the game will crash and this can truly be frustrating for players. Players need to remember that it’s a game and they need to just have fun and play with caution. My tips are for you to go out and play with your friends at the park during the day, and having an adult nearby is also smart.  

In conclusion, you gotta catch em’ all!

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