So, I finally tried out Pokemon Go – Part 1

In the high moments of the Pokemon Go craze, I stood aloof. It just didn’t interest me. For one, I am not a huge gamer on mobile. On another note, I am just not given to jumping on every train that tons of people get on. Without meaning to, I just didn’t take any interest in the game.

That as till last night. Last night, on the whim of the moment, I pulled out my phone and downloaded the game. Installation done, I launched the app to see what the madness was all about. You can download it from Google Play or Apple Store.

Pokemon Go Mr Mo

First Of All, What Is PokeMon Go?

Pokémon Go is a free, location-based augmented reality game. It first hit the streets in July 2016. Players use a mobile device’s GPS capability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player. The game supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items. Source.

The game has been downloaded by more than 130 million people worldwide making it one of the world’s most downloaded apps. It is supposedly addictive and has attracted controversy for contributing to accidents and deaths at some locations.

First Impressions

Pokemon Go mobilityarena avatar

The app wanted every bit of information about me. Okay, not exactly. But it wanted my date of birth and email address. I complied. Of course, it wanted my location too. It needs that to send me around like a silly old man in search of some lost treasure. I complied. The app required me to choose an avatar. The lady looked good, so I became a lady.

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I skipped all the options to tweak my avatar. I wanted to know what it was like playing this game. The app gave me a preamble about what to expect. Finally, I was ready to go. Mister Mo was going after the Pokemon.

To be concluded in Part 2

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

2 thoughts on “So, I finally tried out Pokemon Go – Part 1

  • August 27, 2016 at 10:32 am
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    I’ve had Pokemon Go for while now….and I’ve discovered a number of people at work who are also playing it. Yesterday evening I had an interesting discussion with the 11 year old son of a work colleague who’s playing it as well.

    Even if the game isn’t your thing, it’s done a lot for socialising. My boss and I (him being a more serious gamer than myself) always start off our mornings with a Pokemon Go brief – I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks from him. Elsewhere, someone in another department and I update each other weekly as to our recent Pokemon Go levels, then talk about other matters. And there’s a park not far from where I work and a lot of people go there to catch Pokemon – you can always tell who they are. People I’m sure who would otherwise be stuck indoors eating lunch at their desks in front of their computers. My coffee-loving colleague and I walk across the park to his new coffee place, a park that I never felt any compulsion to come to before. He needs the steps for his step challenge, I need the Pokemon – works for us 😀

    I’m enjoying it, it makes my commute so much more interesting

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