Pokemon Go is all the rage, and unlike most games on a screen, it can actually be good for you.
As long as you aren’t walking into something while playing, (follow these tips from The Oregonian on how to avoid getting injured en route,) the game is great as it’s getting people outdoors-lots of vitamin D at the moment, so that’s good- and off the couch.
Amazingly popular game app is getting people into lots of walking.
So, for those who need a little extra push to get out there and exercise, or who don’t want to go for a walk without a purpose, this game app’s for you.
For those who aren’t yet playing, here’s a description from Vox.com:
“In simple terms, Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, (in augmented reality), different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game.”
The first ‘eggs’ a player captures can require them to walk 2 km or 5 km for them to hatch into the sought-after Pokemons.
This photo of Central Park in New York shows just how popular it is. (Just about everyone staring at their phone is likely playing).
Need some stats? According to Forbes.com, game app Pokémon Go is already set to surpass Twitter in terms of numbers of users.
So if it’s time for a small break or you’re on vacation and looking for something to do, why not take the plunge.
Time to get walking, and start hatching.