Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard of Pokémon GO. And if you do live under a rock, no offense meant.
(I mean, really, I find you fascinating. Please send me a picture of your rock. I bet you have a swell bug collection.)
Anyway. Back to the game. Daughter has been taking a lot of walks lately, so I’ve been keeping her company. Come to find out, our nearby park is a goldmine, Pokémon-wise.
Pokémon GO changed that.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. Much.
It seems like a fun game and it’s getting people outdoors for a bit of exercise. Plus, it’s fun to see Dog getting involved:
Have to admit, the first time I accompanied Daughter to the park and saw the crowd shuffling around, staring at their phones, I thought they looked like extras in a sci-fi flick.
Or maybe a zombie movie. You know. With iPhones.
But then I noticed all the dogs being walked, kids and parents playing the game together, I even saw a grandma. It was sweet.
Then at one point, someone got excited because somewhere in the park was a Dragonite. About a dozen people wound up joining him in the hunt.
I’ve heard some of the odd things that have happened with the game. (You can read about them here.) But even so, any game that gets a bunch of strangers walking around a park together, looking for a little orange dragon — that’s a great game in my book.
And here’s something I saw on Facebook:
Parks getting utilized, strangers hunting dragons together, entertaining news stories and above average memes. I like this game.
What are your thoughts?