This is just one of the numerous stories that come from playing the widely popular smartphone game Pokemon Go. With so many smartphone games these days, it is surprising that one game can become so popular overnight, but there are several things about Pokemon Go that sets it apart from other games.
Unlike most games, you must move around to play it. Walking is required to get some Pokemon and it is pretty much impossible to play without moving. Pokemon Go also uses unique a system of “Pokestops” which are based around real-world locations and landmarks. That means in order to get the benefits from the Pokestops, you must travel to the actual location they are located at. All of these features make Pokemon Go a very unique game.
The real mind-boggling thing about Pokemon Go is how popular it is. It is the most popular game on the App Store and the most popular I can personally remember since Flappy Bird. I never really realized how popular it was until I went to catch some Pokemon with some friends late on a Tuesday night. We went to Lion’s Lake and walked the trail around it. In doing so, we passed at least five other groups of people playing the game. Keep in mind this was 11:00 on a Tuesday night. After seeing all of the people playing it at that hour, I can only imagine how many people play it during daylight hours on a weekend!
All of these things make Poklemon Go a truly great game. If for some reason you haven’t played Pokemon Go yet, I highly recommend it. It will be sure to offer you hours of entertaining and unique experiences!