Gotta Catch Em All! Pokemon GO Takes Over The World
On September 28th, 1998, we entered the world of Pokemon. On July 6th, 2016, they entered ours. Pokemon GO is a new app created by The Pokemon Company, that took the world by storm. The release comes at no surprise since the trailer for the game appeared last September. Everyone erupted on the idea of capturing their first REAL Pokemon (well, sorta).
Once downloaded, you create an avatar that acts as your guide. In order to move your avatar, you have to move in the real world. Once a Pokemon is found, you can see it in either "Augmented Reality", or a preset background. The app utilizes the phone's camera and through AR, you can see the picture of a Pokemon as if it were in the real world. You can then swipe your finger across the screen to throw a poke-ball. As the game progresses, you gain experience points by catching more Pokemon. After reaching level five, you can battle at the Pokemon Gyms, earning badges and joining one of three teams (red, blue, and yellow) that connects you to more players in the Pokemon Go reality. Due to the game being so popular and with the high flow of players, the servers crashed within the first few days of the release. Now updated and running smoothly, Pokemon GO is a must have for any Poke-fan.
Pokemon GO is just insane right now. This is in Central Park. It's basically been HQ for Pokemon GO. pic.twitter.com/3v2VfEHzNA
— Jonathan Perez (@IGIhosT) July 11, 2016
An avid player myself, I adore what this franchise is doing. They continue to create new ways of keeping us involved. Since Pokemon do not exist (unfortunately), Pokemon GO is the closest we can get to the actual thing. Someone once said "The circumstances of ones birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are". That someone was Mewtwo, yes...a Pokemon said that quote. When a Pokemon says something so powerful and inspirational, it would be best to join the crusade. Like many before me, I too want to be the very best, like no one ever was!
I'm assuming this will be broadcasted on ESPN 8, "The Ocho" momentarily.
Tim Duncan forced to retire because he was captured in Pokemon Go.
— RUSS BENGT$ON (@russbengtson) July 11, 2016
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