If you haven’t realised, I adore Pikachu – not that he is the best in a team, but, from the anime and my childhood I have become Pikachu trash…

Who would have thought this one game would have stirred up so much excitement and simultaneously so much chaos. Ever since the trailer was released for it last year, people have been eagerly awaiting its release. Even once it was released in the states, everyone else throughout the world had to still wait! Fortunately, the UK got the game fairly quickly (although I downloaded it via a US iTunes account early anyway) and I got dug right in!

Pokemon Go and myself?

I absolutely LOVE this. Don’t get me wrong I’m not fully obsessed like some and don’t on a daily basis go out of my way to play it. However, I have spent afternoons in local areas with friends having ‘Pokemon dates’, we have set up lures, walked miles to hatch our eggs and have all tirelessly tried to defend gyms – Team Mystic dudes :). In addition, I myself enjoy using this a lot as I pretty much walk everywhere. I walk between 3-10km a day depending on what I’m doing. So, instead of walking places aimlessly daydreaming, I keep my Pokemon Go app open and reap the benefits. As a girl who started with Gen 2, this game is a treat and although I still have my DS and play the recent instalments, this is more easy and convenient to play.

What’s great about it and why bitter people who don’t play it should shut up ^_^
Why is it good? – It gets people moving, it gets people socialising and it is a safe and good way to have fun (providing you’re not an idiot). It’s also a wonderful way for people to relive their childhood.  Also, many people who suffer from mental disorders such as depression and anxiety have been able to gain the confidence to get out and socialise. They’re also simultaneously exercising (which although it’s no cure, it can relieve symptoms of depression). So why is it that people are getting bitter if they don’t play it themselves? Some people aren’t Pokemon fans and aren’t interested in becoming one anytime soon, and that is totally okay! What is not okay is these people bashing on those who do enjoy it! It’s a good and harmless way to have fun, what’s the issue? I’ve also seen some ‘mature adults’ post things such as ‘Young people moaning about old people ruining their futures’ with Brexit, yet they spend all their time catching imaginary Pokemon’. First off don’t bring politics into leisurely life that’s just distasteful, secondly…just because people have fun, it doesn’t mean people aren’t also working hard! I’m proud to say I work three jobs and attend university full time…but still adore Pokemon Go. I’m sure I’m not the only person who simultaneously works hard and plays hard right? People from all backgrounds play this game. Even if a ‘lazy’ person with no ambition or job plays it, Pokemon Go isn’t the issue, it’s them.

It’s a great game that provides benefits that many other games and activities cannot provide. Surely socialising and moving about is better than being slumped in front of the television watching a soap or drama? Oops sorry ‘mature folk’ who belittle Pokemon Go, looks like your hobby isn’t any more beneficial than ours 😉 Overall people should just let people live as they say and not be bitter about every little thing that either doesn’t interest them or fuels them with jealousy. Life is better for everyone when we’re kind and positive people <3

The only thing that I am quite sad about…is that the Pokemon Centres throughout Japan will be mobbed forever…goodbye waltzing in and paying with no queues…


  1. Rachel Wood
    July 25, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I totally agree with you, It's such a nice fun game which is completely harmless! I love it!Rachel // Rachel Ellen

    • sophieannetaylor
      July 28, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Aw thank you for your nice comment 🙂 absolutely as you say it's harmless! x

  2. Chloe Jane
    July 26, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Hey! This is such a good post, I agree with you too! I love this game, it's so good with getting people out the house too, I love walking around bumping into people playing it as well! These pictures are too cute :)Chlo xwww.chloechats.com

    • sophieannetaylor
      July 28, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Ah thank you <3 and yes it is so so cute seeing others playing it in public 🙂 and thank you – had no idea what photos to use so I'm glad you like them x

  3. Vee O'Sullivan
    July 28, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I LOVE this post!! I was thinking of writing something similar because I'm so tired of seeing people bashing this game! I'm one of those people that just wouldn't walk ANYWHERE and now I'm out and about and all over the place! I think it's such a brilliant app, and I can't wait to see the next updates and features. Ps, Team Mystic all the way!! – Vee // veeosullivan.co.uk

    • sophieannetaylor
      July 29, 2016 / 7:48 am

      Aw thank you 🙂 and yes Mystic Squad!I'm glad you love it just as much as myself, also if you write a post on it I'll be sure to give it a thorough read <3

  4. Margarita Bloom
    August 4, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I've never played Pokemon Go but have heard all the buzz about it lately. I have to agree with everything you just said. I think it's pretty great that a game can get you outside exercising. :)Regina Margarita Bloom | Modern Vintage Beauty & Fashion BLOG: Cherry Lips Blonde Curls INSTAGRAM: @margaritabloom BLOGLOVIN Margarita Bloom

    • sophieannetaylor
      August 4, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Yea, I mean fair enough if it's not your cup of tea and you don't like it 🙂 everyone has their own hobbies and interests <3 it's the widespread slating and bitterness left, right and centre that I dislike 🙂 glad you liked this post, thank you for your comment ^~^

  5. Elle Vee
    August 11, 2016 / 2:03 am

    I agree!! I thoroughly enjoy it and I get so many pfftttt when people find out. But dude, why not? It's very enjoyable.

    • sophieannetaylor
      August 11, 2016 / 7:47 am

      Exactly! I don't expect everyone to like it but why the hate? It's very good and enjoyable 🙂

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