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    Ok I feel a million years old right now.

    What is Pokemon go?

    What is so great about it?

    What kind of people use this app?

    I have a feeling it's mainly people who have a lot of spare time, like unemployed people, full time students and minors.

    I've heard people talk about it on the radio and how they have to go out and find Pokemon and congregate in public areas where Pokemon are hiding or something?

    I just can't imagine anyone with kids being able to do this. Or wanting to

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    Default Pokemon Go

    It's an app which is a little bit like orienteering, like a treasure hunt except you collect Pokemon which are little characters that you catch, and they have different strengths and weaknesses and then you fight with other Pokemon which is like a game of scissor paper rock.

    You can find them anywhere but they congregate in places like parks and beaches which is why there's often lost of people Pokemon Go-ing.

    I don't really think there's a certain type of person who plays it. It's certainly not just for lazy or unemployed people - my DP plays it as do lots of her colleagues. It can be as time consuming or relaxed as you want it to be (eg she collects them when she's got a moment to check in, but doesn't actively hunt for them). My boss plays, also.

    The kids I look after love it and it gets them out of the house and doing big walks to catch them which I think is cool.

    I thought it was pretty lame at first but if it gets people out and moving and socialising then I think it's better than something like candy crush which is pretty antisocial.
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    What is Pokemon go?

    A game that gets people out of the house exercising. It particular great for getting people out of the house that normally find it hard.


    What is so great about it?

    It like a old friend to people who grew up with it (TV series, trading cards, games etc)
    For the young generation it new and trendy.
    It gets you put and about. People are seeing sites and going places they have been before or haven been for a while.
    You need to walk to make it work.


    What kind of people use this app?

    Everyone. Plain and simple.
    In my circle I know brain surgeons, lawyers, musicans, it guys, physiotherapists, nurse's, people sick with cancer, people with social anxiety (lots), adhd kids/adults, my pastors, mums and dads etc oh and me.

    I have a feeling it's mainly people who have a lot of spare time, like unemployed people, full time students and minors.

    Absolutely not. It's for everyone you can play in a few minutes spurts if you want.

    I've heard people talk about it on the radio and how they have to go out and find Pokemon and congregate in public areas where Pokemon are hiding or something?

    Yes. We have hundreds if people every night down at local beach.
    Pokemon are everywhere but more so in where there are public artworks or parks or tourist site etc.. you can only see them on the app of course.

    I just can't imagine anyone with kids being able to do this. Or wanting too

    Actually a lot families are doing this. It's great. We have extended family chat going so we can play together. That 5 towns over 3 states all playing a game together. It's great for getting exercise for the whole family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I have a feeling it's mainly people who have a lot of spare time, like unemployed people, full time students and minors.
    hahaha or parents, full time workers, fully grown adults

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    For me, its nostalgic. I grew up with the game and anime. So I love Pokemon. Dd has watched Pokemon as well.

    I'm part time. I have two kids. I'm certainly not on it all the times but if I'm walking from the car park to work (for example), I check for pokemon. DD loves it. We went for a big walk together on Saturday to find some. At preschool I was talking to another mum and her boys enjoyed it too.

    As for her owns it I know professionals, small business owners, students, health professionals and SAHMs.

    You dont have to play all the time. Its as you like it.

    As hobbies go, I think its far more beneficial than staying home watching Netflix (which is my favourite thing to do so no judging).

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    I didn't mean any offense, and I didn't realise people can get so defensive about it. I genuinely thought this was an app for people who literally had nothing else to do, as it sounds like a very time consuming game. Sorry if I upset anyone!

    Thanks for explaining!

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    It's great. I really like it. I think there is a certain personality type that loves 'collectible' type games. If there's a game with sets/trophies/items to collect, it has me hooked! I think it's wonderful that it gets people out of the house and exploring their local area. I know of a couple of people that haven't left their house in months due to illness/injury/MH reasons that have actually been inspired to go outside.

    To be honest, I am baffled and frustrated by the hatred and negativity towards it (not this thread, just social media). I get that for some people it's not their bag, and that's absolutely fine, but why be so horrible and superior about it? I feel that way about when people bag gaming in general, though. Sorry, little OT rant there :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I didn't mean any offense, and I didn't realise people can get so defensive about it. I genuinely thought this was an app for people who literally had nothing else to do, as it sounds like a very time consuming game. Sorry if I upset anyone!

    Thanks for explaining!
    I was a tad defensive but maybe because I just woke up and haven't had any coffee yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    It's great. I really like it. I think there is a certain personality type that loves 'collectible' type games. If there's a game with sets/trophies/items to collect, it has me hooked! I think it's wonderful that it gets people out of the house and exploring their local area. I know of a couple of people that haven't left their house in months due to illness/injury/MH reasons that have actually been inspired to go outside.

    To be honest, I am baffled and frustrated by the hatred and negativity towards it (not this thread, just social media). I get that for some people it's not their bag, and that's absolutely fine, but why be so horrible and superior about it? I feel that way about when people bag gaming in general, though. Sorry, little OT rant there :-)
    I'm anti the game. I'm not a gamer, at all so obvipusly have no personal interest. But in my neck of the woods it's not a social thing at all. Just small clumps of people in the way of everyone else staring in to their phones. Not even communicating with each other. Our local hospital had to start asking people why they were there because people were coming in just to catch pokemon, which is nothing short of ridiculous. A holocaust museum overseas had to release a media statement asking people not to catch pokemon in the museum....which, quite frankly, is disgusting. A friend of mine nearly ran over someone in a car park because they were too busy playing to pay attention.
    I understand it is helping people get out of the house and socialise who may otherwise find it difficult to do so. But from a non player's perspective, I've only seen the negatives of the game. I imagine that's why there are haters. Their experiences are probably like mine.
    And, if I'm honest, I'm sick of hearing about it. I understand it's exciting for gamers...but pick something you have absolutely no interest in...and then imagine that the world can't stop talking about it. I can't wait for the hype to die down so that Pokemon Go can disappear in to the background. I think the haters will stop hating when it's not so in their face.
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    Yeah @Full House I absolutely know what you're saying. I think that's a definite problem with the game, and it feels like it was really poorly thought through in that sense. Up here one of the gyms is literally in the high school gym! That's going to be a nightmare when school goes back.

    I just really don't get the comments like 'I'm not into it because I have a life, I'm not a loser, I'm an adult not a child' blah blah blah...!

    Like I said, I understand that people don't like it, and yeah, hypes are really annoying. I still think being outside and staring at a screen is still the better option! To be honest, it hasn't taken over the town like it seems to have elsewhere, so maybe I'm seeing a different side of it as well...

    Anyway, I just saw an opportunity for a little vent there...I totally get that it's not for everyone. But nothing is, I suppose!
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