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Everything You Need To Know about Pokemon Go

Chances are (unless you’re completely withdrawn from technology)  you’ve heard about the latest craze hitting our country Pokemon Go! If you grew up in the 90’s like myself you are probably already familiar with the cute little yellow guy pikachu. Well Pokemon Go has taken all the excitement from this 90’s cartoon and brought it to real life with an amazing App that will be a blast for the whole family.

My kids have already embraced it and have been wanting to hit the streets in search of Pokemon. That being said, if you’re anything like me chances are you had no idea where to start or what the heck this was all about. Thankfully below is a fantastic video that tells you everything you need to know in 9 minutes. It was super helpful teaching me everything I needed to know about this fun game. So check it out below.

Now that you know all there is to know, make sure and stay safe, as well as teach you kids to stay safe while playing.

  1. Watch where you’re going! I saw two people almost get hit by a car because they were seeing their phone,so maybe have a designated watcher in your team watching out for cars.
  2. Stay safe and play in well lit ares. If the are you are going into looks dangerous, don’t do it.. There’s tons of people playing and there’s always someone trying to pull something shady off so be careful.
  3. Just remember that this is a tracking tool and if you sign up through google you are pretty much handing Pokemon Go access to your Google account. This is an FYI.
  4. Don’t Pokemon and Drive. This is a given but it should be mentioned since common sense can be thrown out the window in the excitement.
  5. Don’t Pokemon Alone. Safety 1st you don’t want to be caught in a weird and dangerous situation.

That being all said, this is a super fun app that can add hours of fun to your family. Best of all you  can get your kids out in the street having fun. It promotes activity and Pokemon Go wants you walking and getting healthy. So after reading the above and watching the clip above you’re ready to head out, then Happy Hunting!

 

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply Sandra Caballero

    Very popular .. Most of my friends are playing.

    July 24, 2016 at 5:02 am
  • Reply Evan W.

    Good tips for staying safe while playing. Some dangerous situations have arisen out of playing that game carelessly.

    July 20, 2016 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Ashleigh

    I had this app for 2 days and realized that it was not for me, so I deleted it!

    July 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Jete Slaughter

    I think it’s interesting that this is a way to help people get outside and get walking. With that being said, I don’t play. Although I’m a 90s baby, I didn’t watch Pokemon so I have no interest in playing.

    July 19, 2016 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Charlotte Benfield

    How long do y’all think this will be popular?

    July 19, 2016 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Bronwen Beytell

    Great tips thank you so much! One needs to remember that our safty is the most important thing…

    July 19, 2016 at 4:11 am
  • Reply Charissa N.

    Great tips! I’m still trying to figure it all out. 🙂

    July 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Lexy Overstreet Broome

    Not playing this game but have lots of adult friends who are! ? I’ll pass along the tips!

    July 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Aba

    Agreed! Thanks for the added safety reminders! Can’t believe people are blaming a game for not paying attention!

    July 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Kara S

    This looks like so much fun! I’ve been curious about how exactly it worked since I first heard about it so I’m glad to get this information. We’ll be giving it a try soon.

    July 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Jessie Pablo

    Pokemon GO really is a cultural movement! I played pokemon when I was in upper elementary so I am familiar with it, however I haven’t downloaded or played the Pokemon GO game. I did watch this video though so I become familiar with the terminology as my husband and I are youth pastors and we need to know the ‘lingo’ our teens are using and the things they are ‘into’, so this was great! Thanks for putting this video together 🙂

    July 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Chrystal

    I downloaded this game for my 5 year old son who’s getting in on PokĂ©mon and now my 9 year old daughter is playing it too. Lol.

    July 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    I only heard about this recently and it definitely sounds like something my family will not be trying anytime soon.

    July 18, 2016 at 6:58 am
  • Reply micheal Bergeron

    I never thought this would be a thing but it’s catching on !

    July 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Felisha

    Love being able to play with my hubby and baby. It’s a great family game! Get up and moving.

    July 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Jayna Rawlins

    I love Pokemon go!!!

    July 15, 2016 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    There’s a Pokestop right outside my bedroom window. I couldn’t figure out why so many people were gathering nearby. So I went outside to find out what was up. Apparently, one of the neighbors kept adding lures… awesome. I hope the interest dies down a little, but in the meantime, I downloaded the app myself. Can’t beat ’em…join ’em.

    July 15, 2016 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Claire Dewailly

    I,m not a fan of pokemons but I love geocaching. I like the concept (which is the same as geocaching) but don’t like so the fact that people are in fact outside but with their minds on the “videogame” and not appreciating nature.

    July 14, 2016 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I was never a Pokémon fan myself, but I live the idea of geocaching with kids, so this seems like a really fun activity.

    It still boggles my mind that Pokémon is still as popular as ever! Way to go, marketing department XD

    July 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Thank you for including safety!! I cannot believe the people who are just wandering around aimlessly without paying any attention to those around them!! Scary!!

    July 14, 2016 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Bonnie

    Sounds like fun

    July 14, 2016 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Michelle Cartagena

    I think this is a good way for kids to get outside rather than playing video games or being glued to the tv.

    July 14, 2016 at 9:54 am
  • Reply StĂ©phanie Trottier

    Like most people, I am glad players are going outside a bit. The safety issue has been talked over. This is on the players. However, thought should have been put into some of the locations by the company. Some emotionnally charged historic sites should be off limits. It is a game, after all, not an online touring guide.

    July 14, 2016 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Melissa A

    I grew up in the 90’s and clearly escaped this then. I have no clue what it is all about. But it’s nice to hear that it has people getting out and moving!

    July 14, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Reply marie

    I totally get the craziness over this game since we’re pokemon trainers over here but I am glad that people are pointing out the need to play safely. Getting engrossed in a game can be fun but when you’re doing so out in the real world it can get dangerous quickly so I really hope people pay attention to their surroundings. Catching a rare pokemon is awesome but not at the expense of your safety.

    July 14, 2016 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Veronica Iris

    I can’t believe how crazy this game is right now. It seems like EVERYONE is playing.

    July 14, 2016 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Nicole Williams

    Tired of hearing about it!

    July 14, 2016 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Jessy munro

    I love catching Pokémon with my kids we have been having some much fun!

    July 14, 2016 at 12:19 am
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