The new app, Pokemon Go, has redefined our communities as total strangers get together to track down and capture imaginary monsters! Did Pokemon just solve the space between the lack of activity linked to electronic devices in new generations with the adventurous ways of the old? We think it might have.
There is no denying Pokemon Go, by Niantic, has become an overnight sensation. In only a few days, it has added over 9 billion dollars of value to the Nintendo name and nearly surpassed Twitter in daily active users. But what’s most shocking is the behavior in our communities. Every the place you go, you see kids, teens, and even adults chasing fictional Pokemon throughout the streets with their phones. There’s clusters of Pokemon Go players huddled together in every corner of every major city. Complete strangers are rallying together to battle each other with fictional monsters to defend imaginary markers on real locations. Some see this as a nuisance while others believe it may be helping socially challenged individuals join the community. Whole towns that used to lack their thriving commonplace are now filled with lively groups of youth excitedly playing Pokemon Go. Churches are seeing higher attendance numbers as a result of the locations of the battlegrounds within the game. And although there is accounts of players going into areas where they do not belong, most players have traveled to community parks and common areas giving us a nostalgic feeling of the excellent old days when individuals actually talked to each other over coffee.
Pokemon is quickly becoming the main reason we visit a city, hang out with friends, or just go on a walk. A sizable range of fan based communities to pop up on the web. Read more in-depth content on pokemon radar by visiting this page. Many Facebook groups & events have sprouted up with thousands of members & attendees. Hopefully this isn’t a bubble and it continues to encourage it’s users to explore.
As crazy as it appears to need an app to get people to go out and connect to a world, we can’t help but see the positive in thinking that this could be a great thing for us.
The world has been under an unprecedented quantity of stress and hateful division of our communities has been a rising issue. You never know, maybe Pokemon Go is the answer we’re trying to find to overcome these recent challenges and bring people together? It may not, but it doesn’t hurt to hope.