I’m sure you’ve all heard about Pokemon Go by now, right? This game has hit big and many people all over the world have been playing. When I heard about it I didn’t really think much about it. I was interested to try it out myself, but I knew if I did I would most likely get addicted to the game. It sounded like everyone else was playing it, so I figured it must be something that would be addicting. I finally decided to start playing about a week ago, and yes I was very right about this game being addicting! I even got my husband in to the game as well as my daughters. We all go out hunting for Pokemon every day. It’s actually a lot of fun and you get some great exercise as well.
I haven’t been playing very long, but as of right now I’m on level seven. When you first start out with the game you’ll be able to pick between a girl or boy avatar and then you can change up the outfit and colors you want them to wear. One you have that all set up, you’re going to be ready to catch your Pokemon!
On your main screen you’ll see your avatar and a map of your area. You’ll see roads and land. It’s really neat to be able to see all the images on your phone as you’re walking around. Your avatar will move whenever you move. It uses your GPS on your phone to be able to see where you are.
Sometimes you’ll see some stops on your screen. The one is called a Poke Stop, and that’s the one that is close to my avatar. When it’s blue and circle is around it, you want to click on it. That means you’re near a certain spot that can get you things like Poke Balls, potions and more. You’ll spin or tap it to get the items. The gym you’ll see towards the back. They’re a lot taller then the Poke Stops. This is where teams can battle for control of real-world locations.
You’ll see on your screen if there are any Pokemon nearby. On the lower right hand of your screen you’ll see if there are Pokemon. You can tap on that and it will bring up a screen of all the Pokemon that are nearby. If there are three steps it’s usually further away, but it will end up going all the way down to no steps, which will mean you’re very close by.
Once you get close enough to a Pokemon, it will pop up on your screen. You’re going to want to click on it, and it will bring you to a screen with a Poke ball and a Pokemon. This is where you get to throw the Poke ball and try to capture the Pokemon. All you have to do is swipe the ball up and try to get the Pokemon. If you caught the Pokemon, it will say Gotcha!
One of the best Pokemon I have right now, is Shellder. This is the one that has the most CP for me right now. You just have to keep catching them and each of them usually have different CP’s.
Sometimes when you go to the Poke Stops, you’ll get eggs. With these eggs you’re able to incubate them and hatch them later. The only way you can hatch the eggs, is to walk/run. This is where it really gets you moving. You have to move around to get your eggs to hatch. You’ll see at the bottom of the eggs where it shows how far you have to walk to hatch them. All mine are either 2 or 5 km to get them to hatch.
Once you walk far enough, you’ll see your egg pop up and say oh?
Then the egg will start to hatch.
After it hatches you’ll get another Pokemon! Rhyhorn was the first egg I hatched.
What do I think about this game
I love the game. I actually loved Pokemon back when I was younger. I use to collect the Pokemon cards. I never played the game with the cards, but I only collected them. If you haven’t tried this app out yet, I would highly suggest it.
What I love about the game
One thing I really love about this game is that it gets you out and moving! My family and I will get out and start walking to find Pokemon or to hatch our eggs. It’s so much fun and it gets us all together as a family. It’s a great way for us all to get some great exercise as well. As you see from the photo above, it’s my oldest daughter, Mercades. I let her and my younger daughter, Tesla, play on my old phone. They have that phone so that they can share and play there own game. It’s a great way for them to get out there and move around and they just love it!
Do be careful of your surroundings
Please make sure to pay attention when you’re looking for Pokemon. Make sure to always know where you are and watch where you are going. I have already heard of some people walking right in to other things like poles because they’re paying more attention to their phones. Make sure to be very careful and watch where you’re going. This is very important!
You may want extra battery packs or cell phone chargers on hand
It’s true, you may want to have extra battery packs on hand if you’re going to play the game often. Your battery will die quickly. That or have a cell phone charger on hand. Usually when I’m the passenger in a car, I charge my phone all the time when I’m in the car so I can always be near 100% because I know how quick this game will drain my batter.
Don’t mess with Pokemon Go while driving
I would never mess with Pokemon Go while driving. I don’t even mess with my phone at all when I’m driving. Please don’t try to catch any Pokemon unless you’re in the passenger seat. My husband and I always help each other out on our game when we’re the ones in the passenger seat. That way we can both still get Pokemon and the one in the passenger seat isn’t driving, so they can still check it out.
Why do I think you should play this game
The biggest reason I think you should play, is because it gets you up and moving! I already mentioned this earlier. If you want more exercise and have some fun while doing it, make sure to check out Pokemon Go. I have already heard about a lot of others losing weight since starting playing the game. It’s amazing! It can be fun and entertaining to exercise too! Another reason I believe it’s great for you to play, is that it gets you together as a family. If you have kids, then you should check this game out. Many families play this game together. I see it all around every where I go. I even went out to eat not long ago and I saw a guy and his daughters playing the game together as well. It’s a great way for families to bond and have fun!
So, how many of you are already playing this game? What do you think about it? If you haven’t played the game yet, what’s stopping you from doing so?