The hype of Pokémon GO is very real. I don’t know in Facebook but in Instagram, it’s as if everyone is training to be the best Pokémon Master ever.
Pokémon is a game very close to my heart. I started playing Pokémon with my good ol’ Nintendo Gameboy in the 2nd grade and played through high school. Actually, this is one of the few video games that I played with Super Mario Bros. and Tetris. But with this Pokémon GO, I don’t see myself joining the bandwagon. The gameplay is really simple and it is a dream come true for us Pokemon fans. And it became very convenient because of its availability to Android and iOS users unlike before you need to have a Gameboy to explore the world of Pokémon.
My friend Ray on the other hand is addicted with Pokémon GO. We would go out of the house and explore our neighborhood just to catch some Pokémon. So we use those times to run some errands also to make our time useful.
But with great Pokémons come great responsibility. The game can be dangerous because it requires the player to go out in search of wild Pokémons and Poké-stops or Pokémon gyms. So while the focus of the player is on the game, he can be oblivious with the traffics, bumps on the sidewalk or even with the ditch. It can also attract bad elements like snatchers and holduppers especially in crowded areas. Here in Dakar, Senegal we don’t have a problem with that because it is relatively peaceful in the area but in the Philippines, the snatchers maybe rejoicing as of the moment. So still, be vigilant and be safe always.
Also, you can watch my latest vlog on Pokemon Go as we explore Dakar, Senegal and go on with our boring everyday life while on vacation.
Watch the video here.