Sunday, July 10, 2016

Weekend Scramble: Pokemon Go

Yesterday afternoon I noticed the influx of young people wandering up and down my street, and now I know the reason for it. 


And not just the young ones.  A handful of grown, adult friends on Facebook are up in the wee earlier morning hours and outside (!?) looking for Pokemon!  Made me think, 'Really, Queen?'

The Hubs has the game as well, but hasn't expressed much about it other than the occasional, "I just caught a Pokemon out here." or "Hey, there's a Pokemon here in the house."

I'm not big into mobile app games, but I have played Pokemon on the Nintendo DS.  It's loads fun but a tad more high-maintenance than I expected.  I was imagining that Pokemon Go was the same thing, and I really didn't want a go chunk of my time devoted to trying to 'Catch Them All!'  But I did want to see what the big deal was about, so late last night before bed I downloaded the game to my phone, made my character, and promptly caught my first Pokemon, Charmander.  Yes, I caught you once while playing Pokemon XY.  I made you play second banana to my awesome Greninja.
Anywhoo, that was that, and I went to bed.  Then this morning while trudging to the kitchen I looked at my phone and spotted a wild Rattata.  Okay, cool.  I'll catch this one, I thought, and I did.  Then on a whim I decided I would use incense to try and attract other Pokemon to me, since I was in the house and not really actively searching for them.  I did not expect to catch five more Pokemon WHILE MAKING BREAKFAST.  Holy crap.

I'm not quite addicted yet, oh no siree.  But I am quite excited to take this game outside my house and into town, or maybe the Abbey Gardens.  I'll definitely won't be the only adult out there with this game, I assure you.

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