We Caved

Double Jump Kris MiiRachel and I downloaded Pokemon GO a couple of days ago. And, while it’s fun, it’s not exactly what I had in mind…


So, just last week, I wrote about how Rachel and I didn’t download Pokemon GO yet. Well, we caved like the rest of the world.

And it’s… alright?

Granted, we’ve only been playing the game for a couple of days and we haven’t really had the time (or motivation due to how hot it is outside) to go and venture forth past our sleepy little neighborhood for Pokemon.

It was exciting as we started up the game and were greeted by the dapper-looking Professor Willow. We caught our starters with no problems, and surprised the dog with an impromptu walk around the block.

After that, the excitement dwindled quickly.

We’ve each caught a few Pokemon, Rachel more so than me because my phone is in a love-hate relationship with the servers. Half of the time the game didn’t even want to load on my phone. My screen would be frozen while Rachel ran around catching Pokemon.

The game itself seems like a fantastic idea and will probably be better not only once the servers become strong enough to handle all of the traffic, but also once Rachel and I take longer walks past just our own street and toward the few Pokestops and Gyms we have around here.

With that said, if you’re an avid Pokemon GO fan, please be careful. Tales of accidents and even robberies are cropping up in the news due to this game and its players not watching where they are going. Have fun, be safe, and feel free to share any of your own stories regarding the game! We’d love to hear them!

One thought on “We Caved

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! The servers were down for most of this weekend likely because Niantic release the game in other countries. It’s a shame because I was at a huge Pokemon GO meetup, and nobody could get in. Ironically, it worked out that everyone could just have a great party and meet one another. When the servers finally started working a couple of hours in, everyone was cheering with excitement. The energy was contagious. It was such a good day for me, but that’s just my personal experience with GO.

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