Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pokemon GO. In our Palmetto Bay community since July 5, (or maybe the 7th).

In case you hadn't noticed, there is currently a game going on throughout our community.  An app is available which is currently the worldwide-most popular APP - Pokemon Go. 

The game - Pokemon Go was released last week.  Here is what those Millennials are finding around Palmetto Bay - using the world-wide popular app to find them.  My daughter explains the game/APP as follows: "It's like Pokemon in the real world. You have to go out and about to find these pokemon and really enjoy the game and, eventually, you can battle against other people's pokemon in your area."

See CNET: Pokemon Go: Gyms, candy,pokeballs and everything else you need to know - The complete beginner's guide to Nintendo's wildly popular new game.  (July 8, 2016)- Pokemon Go is nothing like the Gameboy game you remember -- it's a free mobile game that lets you see Pokemon through the window of your phone as if they existed in the real world. Then, you can catch them. ("Gotta catch 'em all!")

It's also wildly popular: Pokemon Go was just released Tuesday* and it's already the No. 1 free app in the US iTunes App Store.

If you're an absolute Pokemon beginner, here's everything you need to know.

(BLOGGER’s NOTE: this article is merely to explain what is going on, trying to catch a new craze.  I neither recommend nor endorse Pokemon GO.) * Release date appears to have been July 5.

This is more than a video game, bringing people outside.  The game has its risks.  Those distracted on the hunt are subject to the typical types of accidents that can be caused by distracted driving waking biking,  of course, as reported on channel 7: "Ankle injuries, mishaps with revolving doors and walking into trees have been among the painful results." - See 7 News, Miami - Players in hunt for Pokemon Go monsters feel real-world pain, July 8, 2016

Pictured above are what you can find in our community (all Pokemon pictured below were 'found' in Coral Reef Park on Thursday, July 7), that is, if you are properly equipped for the hunt.

Happy hunting for those who engage in Pokemon GO.  But please, be mindful of your surroundings.  Be aware, be safe - and have fun!

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