Pokémon Go “The Butterfree Effect”

When I thought we couldn’t have any more reasons to be glued on to our phones, Pikachu and his squad come out with a revolutionary app: “Pokémon Go.” These funny looking and sounding characters from the past have already managed to put up big numbers in a split second:

  • More Android Installs than Tinder! (Time to date or to catch ‘em all? No time for both.)
  • Almost as many daily users as Twitter. (Is Twitter like Pidgey’s distant cousin?)
  • Over 40 minutes of daily usage per user. (More usage than any social media network! I am not being funny, it’s a fact.)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which I’m sure is filled with a ton of cool Pokémon)  you have probably seen numerous friends walking around looking to catch Pokémon. Not only have I seen people go crazy over it, but I myself have fallen in love with the app. Just yesterday, my friend Craig and I walked close to a mile during our lunch simply to find a Pokestop where we could refill our Pokeballs. Yeah I know, we are pretty cool.

What you haven’t heard of, are all the crazy stories that have occurred due to this app:

  1. One player stumbled upon a dead body while looking for Pokémon. WOW! Maybe it was a Pokémon battle gone wrong?
  2. Random homes became Pokémon Go meeting points.
  3. Husband catches a Pidgey while his wife is giving birth! Good news, it’s a cute healthy boy…only level 25, but that’s beyond the point. Oh, and the baby is also doing great!

All in all, Pokémon Go is absolutely great. First of all, it’s a FREE app! No need to go into debt in order to have some good old-fashioned fun. It also forces you to walk around and meet fellow Pokémon trainers; possibly saving you some money by cancelling that expensive gym membership. No more of this couch potato nonsense. Lastly, it gives you a common activity to do and discuss with your friends. Don’t miss out on this viral gaming trend and check it out for yourself.

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