Pokémon Mania has taken the world by storm. Millions of people are going crazy playing the Pokémon Go! Game. This year marks 20 years since the world’s first virtual creatures were introduced. Today Pokémon Go! Series is biggest entry into the mobile arena. The game is launched in U.S, Australia and New Zealand. The highlight is that the game available for a free to download on Android and iOS. Through the game, people are witnessing first step towards futuristic augmented reality. The series has become so popular that it is now in competition with Twitter in terms of daily user on Android.
On 1 April 2014, April Fools Day, Google had spoofed the idea for Pokémon Go! And today it’s a reality.
Problems encountered by playing Pokémon Go!
There has been a big buzz about the newly launched Pokémon Go! But playing the game has certain side effects too like players are entering in danger zone, trespassing in private property and others to find Pokémon. With all this, the location of Pokémon has raised lot of questions. Of- late there have been a lot of people who have tripped, fallen and distracted from driving etc. Looks like, the games popularity is now paying its price. It is also reported that that there have been injuries, increase in crime rate since the Pokémon Go! has released. It is said that makers of the game have blocked creatures from airport runways, roadways, water bodies and others. The company has declined to provide a list of no entry locations or even discuss how it has selected those locations.
Advantages of playing the Game
The players have welcomed the game with a big bang and also found it useful for boosting their low self-esteem, helps them to come out of depression, exercise. In fact, since the game has launched, people going to gym has reduced. By entering in the world of Pokémon Go, people are feeling better, leaving the real world behind and identifying with the character, thus boosting their self-esteem. Also if two people are looking for the same Pokémon, then there are chances that both of them might meet and connect. Thus the social circle increases making the player social and active.
That’s not all, the game monetizes too. One can buy items in store with the points and that has become one of the reasons to run behind Pokémon. It is said that the makers are making money of all the data they are collecting from registered users.
What is Pokémon Go?
Pokémon Go is a game that uses phone’s GPS and clock to understand when and where you are and accordingly make the Pokémon appear on your phone. Once it appears, you have to catch the Pokémon. It is a game of augmented reality where a mix of game and real world is seen. Different types of Pokémon appear depending on the location and time. There are various kinds of powerful monsters and they look like snake, dragons, birds, eggs, trees, swords and others. You fight with the creature directly on the phone once you reach the location. You throw a Poke Ball in the direction you see Pokémon.
How was Pokémon discovered? Pokémon is based on the bug catching, popular hobby in Japan and the game originated there. The main aim of Pokémon games is to catch all the virtual creatures. There are various types of Pokémon games like Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Sun and Moon, Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Snap and others. The latest one in the league being Pokémon Go! that has become a fad amongst public.
All we have to say it, play Pokémon but carefully, watch out your surrounding and then catch your favorite Pokémon.