Let me just start by saying that I’m pretty much the worst nerd ever. I like nerdy things, but I never really know enough about them to be knowledgeable so I’m just kind of weird.
Anyway, when Pokémon Go came out I downloaded it right away. Mostly because everyone else was doing it and partly because my tiny, unknowledgeable inner nerd was super excited.
A lot of people have jumped at every opportunity to hate on the game. I’ve heard the stories of people playing and driving or getting into car accidents or trespassing into people’s yards – but as with anything, people just do stupid things sometimes. Pokémon Go didn’t need to come out for that to happen.
I’ve seen a lot of positive things come out of it. People thought it was going to be hyped up for like a week then disappear, but I still see a lot of people walking around with the app open. That in itself is great, people actually get up to play this game.
I actually get up to play this game. Seriously the other day I went to the gym then walked around outside the gym just so I could incubate and hatch one of my Pokémon eggs. I’ve gone outside and exercised more in the past couple of weeks only because of Pokémon Go. It’s pretty crazy.
As an unknowledgeable nerd, I read a bunch of articles along the way to learn about some of the key points of the game. Otherwise, other people who play have given me tips and tricks. It’s all about communication, you get to meet new people and talk about this game that you have in common which is another plus.
Now, if I’m being honest I kind of suck at Pokémon Go – especially for someone who plays it so much. But all in all, the app doesn’t need any hate. It is only looking to get people out and talking about a fun game. If we’re going to hate on anything, it might as well be the fact that Instagram has added 24 hour stories. Like that’s just pointless…