In McKenzie Maxson’s article relating to the new game Pokemon Go, she speaks of the unintended effect it is having on the youth and at this point it is a good unintended effect. The games craze has forced many to leave their house and walk across town to look for more animals. In addition to looking for the creatures, one must walk to certain locations in order to catch their desired character.
- Pokémon Go forces users to get off the couch and head up the street
- You throw a Poké Ball in the direction to catch a pokemon
- People are clearly nostalgic for Ash and Pikachu—Pokémon Go has already been downloaded more times than Tinder
“The only things getting a workout when you play most video games are your thumbs, but Pokémon Go forces users to get off the couch and head up the street (or across town if they’re really obsessed) to catch ’em all.”