In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you absolutely know what everyone has been staring at on their phone more intently than usual, and that is Pokemon Go! If you have not downloaded it already, we highly suggest you do.
Now, you can argue over and over why Pokemon Go is “stupid” and is “creating a bunch of drones,” etc. And you are completely entitled to your opinion! However, we think Pokemon Go is an amazing thing, and here’s why.
- Pokemon Go is getting people outside. Some of us love the outdoors, but some of us don’t. Pokemon Go is getting people to get outside and explore their cities! Pokemon Go came out while I was on vacation, and I found Pokemon Go a great way to explore the city I was in. Poke stops are major landmarks in cities, and they bring people of all ages around and while they are walking around, they are learning about their surroundings
- It is getting people with mental illnesses to face their issues in a safe way. People who have social anxiety or depression are coming outside and meeting new people. It is easy for people to come together and find a common ground while playing Pokemon Go. You are easily able to start conversations with complete strangers and it is so awesome!
- It is getting people to walk. Simple as that. People are walking around to complete tasks in the game, to get to new Poke stops and gyms, and to meet up with other trainers. People are using it as a tool for physical fitness, and we LOVE IT! Whatever gets people going is not our business, but we are stoked to see so many people of any age getting out there and moving just because they can.
Don’t forget to stop by Derks, we are a Poke stop!