IN SEPTEMBER 2015, Nintendo announced a new project that shook the world to its core: “Pokémon Go.”
It’s a mobile app that uses GPS technology and real-life environments, allowing players to venture into the world of our beloved characters.
Players relive the nostalgia of classic Pokémon as they are reunited with favorite characters like Pikachu and Bulbasaur.
As soon as it was launched in select countries last July, the app was a trending topic on Twitter, and one of the most downloaded games ever. In one month, “Pokémon Go” downloads reached a whopping 100 million in the Play Store.
Today, everyone is going crazy over this worldwide sensation. Its effect on people is so strong that some have gotten off their vehicles while on a busy street just to catch a Vaporeon, which was exactly what happened at Central Park, New York City.
But establishments are using the “Pokémon Go” phenomenon to their advantage, too. Indiana’s Muncie Animal Shelter is inviting Pokémon players to walk their dogs while they go around looking for
In the Philippines, our slow internet speed hasn’t stopped us from enjoying the game that has taken the world by storm. We’ve heard stories about students smuggling their phones to school so they could play “Pokémon Go” after class. And places like Trinoma and Bonifacio High Street are even more popular now, filled to the brim with “Pokémon Go”
The people at Nintendo have really outdone themselves this time. The game was such a success, even non-fans can’t get enough
As the game continues to attract more and more players, who knows? Maybe one day we just might catch all 721 Pokémon!
Are you game?