|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…