A Return to Pokemon Go

The popular game Pokemon Go, a free app might I add, is once again making a comeback in 2021. If you had the app and forgot about it, or if you never quite bought into the experience, let me try to explain why you may want to give this another go.

The Pokemon Go game is formatted to get you outside and walking. You have to go to Poke stops often located near parks, sports fields, hiking and walking trails like the Oso Trail, and even shopping centers like the Irvine Spectrum. Our own Mission Viejo Library has Pokestops you might want to come to visit if the game sounds like something you might try. Once you go to the Poke stops, you can spin the stops to collect items you will need to play. This makes you go seek out Poke stops and move around your city in order to play the game.

What you do in the game is try to catch pokemon that you would like to keep and/or evolve. It starts off easy to catch the little pokemon and it gets harder the better you get in the game. You will join a team once you have played for a while, choose your team color, and advance to placing your pokemon in gyms to get them experience and earn you credit in the game as well.

How far you go in the game is up to you and this is part of the fun. When you go out poke hunting, you will soon hear fellow pedestrians talking about the Bulbasaur that is near, and you will know you are part of a larger community who is also out there hunting as a part of the game.

-Preston V.

1 thought on “A Return to Pokemon Go

  1. I used to play Pokemon Go and I really like how the game helps you exercise and go outside. I agree with you that Pokemons being scattered around the city really helps you get motivated about going outside for a walk. Your post got me excited about Pokemon Go and I might try it again soon! Great job!

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