4 Reasons PokémonGo Rocks | #TeamMystic

I want to be the very best, like no one ever was..  Yep, I went there, now you’re singing the song aren’t you? Ha! you’re welcome. Now that we got the theme song out of the way. PokémonGo is the new thing, you’re either for or against it. There’s no in between. Why people hate it, I have no idea. We grew up on the shows, the trading cards, everything Pokémon. I for one love this app and I support it, even with all the negativity around it over the last week. What team are you? I am #TeamMystic 🙂 

4 Reasons PokémonGo Rocks | #TeamMystic

#1 Get to sight see around town.

The app uses your phone’s camera to overlay the Pokémon on your screen with the AR settings. It also taps into your GPS and position sensors to alert you when you’re near a Pokemon, gym & pokéstops, which are normally interesting historical landmarks around your town. I’ve only been downtown Graham, but it’s great for historical landmarks and local businesses.

#2 Get to make new friends.

People who are normally inside or are home bodies, you got them going out alone or with friends and while out at pokéstops or gyms, you’re meeting new people. Last Thursday after work, we went to downtown Graham and we ran into old friends, we haven’t seen in a few months. My sister’s one job is a pokéstop & a gym, so she gets more action in the game than I do, lol. But she has gone out and met new people. We went through the Sheetz drive-thru and the guy told us about two facebook groups for PokémonGo users in our county & #TeamMystic in NC. I’ve joked with my sister, we might meet our next boyfriend thanks to PokémonGo, who needs Tinder. haha

#3 Get to exercise. YAY!

While I do enjoy working out or going to a gym (a real gym, lol). I love going on walks, but now I have something to do on said walks. The first weekend, I did 6 miles, haha. I wouldn’t normally do 6 miles for the hell of it. I like it, because it gets you outside the house. Well minus during the days in NC, it’s stinkin’ hot outside. But I may or may not of walked outside around the neighborhood at 3 in the morning to catch a rare Pokémon! #noshame

#4 Save your battery & invest in portable charger

When you look into the settings there’s a battery setting, turn it on. I always make sure all other apps are closed and if you turn off the AR setting, it helps as well. If you plan on being outside for a long period of time, investing in a portable charger would be smart too. You can get them at most stores. I have a few of them. I got a solar powered one, so it charges while I’m out and charges the phone.

With that said, don’t go into someone’s house, yard you don’t know. Don’t walk into traffic, don’t stop your car on a busy road to catch a Pokemon, don’t walk into a busy road and just stand there. Watch where you’re going. I mean, there’s plenty of stories of people being stupid and getting into accidents or hurting themselves. But I mean don’t blame a game for stupidity things you could of prevented to start with. Honestly I put like 10 things in the “common sense” section. But I mean be safe, make smart choices and don’t forget to catch ’em all. Most of all, have fun! Who cares how old or young you are. If the game isn’t for you, delete it. Don’t sit here and make jokes on other people. Who cares. Move on with your life. Let the bitter people be bitter with no Pokémon! haha!

Don’t be rude in comments, I will remove your comment. No reason to be rude, simply don’t comment. It’s simple really!

About Natalie

I'm Natalie, a tech-savy christian single mom of four who has recently stepped out of her comfort zone to find the meaning of life while sharing the utterly amazing things along the way. I currently work 3 jobs to make a living for my kids. I simply love coffee shops, traveling, a total foodie, and graphic design.

Comments

  1. I personally don’t play Pokemon Go and doubt that I will. However, three of my teen kids play it and I love how they’re getting outside and even spending time together because of it. Of course there’s cons to the app but I think it’s generally a very good thing.

  2. Stephanie Phelps says:

    All of my kids and friends play but it is not for me yet I am sure they will draw me in before long lol. I will pass this on to them so they can read it! Great tips and advise!

  3. Judy Cox says:

    My granddaughters play this and they love it!!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I neither love nor hate Pokemon Go. I’ve sure heard about it lately, but have never played it…maybe that’s because I’m a Grandma 🙂

  5. This is a good app to get friends and family together and to get people to go outdoors, it works wonders.

  6. I haven’t played this app yet, and don’t feel compelled to. I’m sure it’s fun though!

  7. Don’t get me started! Serious!y. Just don’t.

  8. Natalie says:

    I like that this app is getting people more active…

  9. I don’t understand the mania around this game… lol

  10. Awful…

  11. I’ve never played this before. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Deb Klein says:

    All of my kids and friends play but it is not for me yet!

  13. Alejandra Carreno says:

    I personally never got into Pokemon, but reading this was interesting & can see why it is so popular.

  14. Birgit L. says:

    Personally I don’t play (I only own a “normal” cell phone and couldn’t anyway), but I think as long as people have fun and stay safe, why not? Plus, it beats the sitting in front of a computer screen for hours playing a game as you get fresh air and exercise.

  15. My phone is too old for the game and I think the fact I kind of want to play is finally pushing me into buying a new one… Hopefully it’ll be worth it for pushing me to go outside and walk.

  16. With all the publicity and insanity around it, I want no part in it!

  17. I totally get it! At first I thought it was silly but it’s super fun. People are outside smiling and interacting. It makes me happy.

  18. elizabeth miller says:

    I have no interest in it and I am so glad neither does my daughter.

  19. Bailey Dexter says:

    I wish I had time to play Pokemon Go, the grand-kids love it so far. Thanks for the post will let them know the tips!

  20. Debra Holloway says:

    I honestly think this game is a waste of time and money. I know that some people will disagree and so that is fine we can agree to disagree. However, I am old school when it comes to family fun.

  21. Judy Thomas says:

    I love it that people are getting out and talking to each other and exercising without realizing it.

  22. Susan Smith says:

    My daughter has been getting a lot of exercise playing this game!

  23. Christie says:

    I have three sons and a brother who plays this game, my adult brother who is also team mystic lol takes the game very seriously.

  24. Anne-Marie Tvete says:

    I don’t get it. Maybe I am too old LOL.

  25. I love pokemon, haven’t got a change to play pokemon go tho because of my phone >_<

  26. I don’t play Pokemon Go and doubt that I will.

  27. Jeanna Massman says:

    My daughter and grandson love playing Pokemon Go.

  28. Lindsay Giedosh says:

    I don’t understand all the hate PokemonGo gets, it’s just a game and you can’t blame it on the stupid things people do while playing it! That being said, I love it and I agree with everything you listed!

  29. Dan Denman says:

    My son plays it. He doesn’t get careless, though. It seems that maybe some people get careless and are having accidents while playing this.

  30. Cathy French says:

    Its amazing how fast this fad too off.

  31. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My mom and sister are playing this. I have not started yet but it really looks fun. I am worried if I start it I will love it!

  32. Lisa Aliperti says:

    I don’t play Pokemon Go but my daughter who is 24 and her husband play and they enjoy it very much.

  33. I loved your little blurb in italics at the end! That had me laughing so badly.. let hater be haters!

  34. Stephanie Larison says:

    Haha, when my husband first told me about Pokemon Go he was so excited. He’s way into it, and now my daughter is. When I downloaded it, it said there were 10k downloads of the game Last time I looked it was over 50 million!

  35. Jerry Marquardt says:

    My nephew loves Pokemon a lot. He will enjoy reading this post.

  36. I’m not jumping on that bandwagon.

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