Attention, 90’s babies. Pokémon has released a new app and it’s taking over the (nerd) world.
So, what the fuck is Pokémon Go? According to its website, you can “travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon.” What a dream come true!
But actually, this game basically brings Pokémon into the real world. The game uses real world locations, and players are encouraged to go to these places and catch their Pokémon. Even better (?), there are now Facebook Pokémon Go groups with thousands of participants and scheduled Pokémon Go meetups in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and college campuses nationwide.
Unlike the olden days when a Gameboy was needed to get nerdy, you can download this shit in five minutes for your iPhone or Android (ew). Or, you can buy this super #trendy Pokémon Go Plus wristband, which connects to your phone via Bluetooth and keeps you active in the game even when you’re not looking at your smartphone.
Honestly, don’t know whether to be impressed by the innovation or bemoan the wasted talent of America’s youth.