Pokémon Go was released on 2016-07-06. For 4-6 weeks after that, Erin and I played it almost every single day. We took the dog to random parks for hours and explored and met people. Yesterday I finally broke the 100 mile mark playing it. That’s 100 miles that I would not have walked and run without a video game. That is something that I never thought would happen because of a game.
This game is everything that I wanted from Pokémon in 2001. It’s so exciting to have functional augmented reality. It’d be nice to have more functionality like trading and battling friends, but capturing Pokémon and battling gyms is fun. It’s really cool to see dozens of people out in parks playing a game and interacting with people who they never would have ever met. It’s fun to explore local towns and parks that I have never been to.
I’m only at level 21 and haven’t been playing much the past few weeks. I also have only 91 out of the possible 142 Pokémon available in North America. It takes a lot of time to get better, and I unfortunately do not have that right now. It’s just a fun game for me ^_^