When Pokemon Go was released, I was indifferent. I was never into Pokemon as a kid so it didn’t personally excite me, but I could see why others were getting their knickers in a knot. As the first few days of the app passed, I kept reading more and more about how people were making new friends, getting active, and learning more as they explored their cities. By the time the app was ready for Canada, I had changed my tune and I was ready to play.
It has been, in a word, amazing. I’m walking several kilometers every single day, and when I miss it I feel sad. The Pokemon and items I collect on my walk are merely a perk, I’m discovering, as I really enjoy being outside most of all. I’ve lost 3 pounds this week, I’m getting a healthy glow from the sunshine, my skin feels great, and I’m inspired to eat better. The game is really fun too though, and I’m loving spending time with my family and friends as we capture little monsters through the city.
Here are some photos I’ve taken on our Pokemon adventures.
We’ve been exploring a few parts of the city that I was previously unaware of. Everywhere we go, we find fellow Pokemon trainers. The other night I was out with my siblings and a couple other guys in a very quiet park in town, and a group of 23 other people joined us! Last night we went to the river and the Pokemon trainers were EVERYWHERE. I have never seen the park that crowded before when there wasn’t an event going on. We were a group of 6, but there were larger packs roaming around as well. It was so much fun.
In conclusion: Pokemon Go is amazing, if you’re not being a butt head about it. Watch where you’re going, be aware of your surroundings, and respect private property. 9/10 you can collect what you need without trespassing, and that 10th time it is not the end of the world to not collect something.
PS: My husband is the best. I woke up this morning to him standing next to my side of the bed with a tea from Tim Horton’s. He also got me a butter croissant. My mood is stellar now because of that guy!