Monday, July 11, 2016

4 Reasons Why Pokémon Go is Exactly What We All Needed


Raise your hand if you're geeking out over the release of Pokémon Go last week. Um, both of my hands are up because this is probably the best comeback from the 90's that could've happened. My iPhone battery isn't thrilled about it, but this is clearly the sole reason Mophies were invented. They understand the importance of a fully charged phone, should a Pikachu or a Mew appear in Pokémon Go.

Pokémon is an essential staple of my childhood. I can't tell you how many binders of Pokémon cards I had growing up filled with sleeves and sleeves of those fictional characters. Fun fact: my grandma actually almost called the cops on a neighborhood kid that stole my holographic Charizard card. Pokémon was, and still is very serious business.

Through Gameboys, to Gamecubes, to Nintendo DS's, all the way to 2016 and into our palms from our very own iPhones, Pokémon clearly knows no bounds. It has found its way to modern-day relevancy and is currently making the kid inside all of us thrilled to relive the good ole days even now. These are the top four reasons that make the Pokécomback exactly what we all needed:

Nostalgia. I mean obviously this is a biggie. Blink 182 has come back. Overalls are now trendy. Our past of Pokémon catching has now merged into the present through our high-techy phones. It's like we've all been transported back to the 90's and nobody's complaining. Wasn't that the best time to be alive?

The game brings Pokémon into real life, which c'mon guys, isn't that what we've always wanted? While you're walking in real life, you're moving your avatar through Pokémon Go. All of your real surroundings transform into hiding spots for Pokémon, Pokéstops, and gyms to battle it all out. The coolest part is that once a wild Pokémon appears, it's literally there in front of you. Well, through your camera view at least. I'll have you know that I caught a wild Eevee in Ben's car on the way to the gym on Saturday. Must've snuck in there overnight, it's a good thing I'm a skilled Pokémaster.

Catch Pokémon, stay fit. Pokémon Go is the new ultimate cardio program. It forces you to get outside and be active in order to truly catch em all. You may even discover some new places in your neighborhood while you're at it. If you want to be the very best that no one ever was, then you better get to steppin'. That fitness tracker you're wearing will also appreciate the use. 

There is an entire Pokécommunity out there alive, thriving, and coming together. Facebook events in Tampa, and other major cities, are popping up everywhere. I've seen everything from meet ups, to bar crawls. Pokémon Go is bringing people of all ages together in the quest to catch em all and it's truly amazing.

Have you played Pokémon Go yet? What's the coolest Pokémon you've caught so far?

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