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The Pokemon GO Craze



Pokémon GO is perhaps the best thing that has happened to Android users this year. When Nintendo introduced the Android version of this highly interactive game in July, it spread like wildfire all over the world. Since it was only made available for some countries initially, Pokémon fanatics turned to downloading APK files to enjoy this game. Since it made rounds all over the social media, let’s scrutinize as to why this game is so popular among Android users.

Several memes and Vines have already made it clear what Pokémon GO is all about; it is an interactive game that requires users to move around in the world to catch various Pokémon. This has come as a blessing in this mechanized world of current day since it has motivated kids to go back to playgrounds again. It sounds weird, but even parents are happy about this application since their children are getting some physical activity. The game uses the phone’s camera to show Pokémon in real places which strikes users as the unique and captivating feature of the game. However Pokémon GO is not all about catching Pokémon, it is much more than that. There are steps to this game which encourage you to join one of the mystic, instinct, or valor team having blue, yellow, and red color respectively. To participating in a group, you first need to visit a gym, which you can physically locate on your mobile via the Pokémon GO application. Once you join a team, you can battle members from the other teams and capture the throne at the gym. This adds a competitive edge to the game. The goal is to catch all the Pokémon in the world as different Pokémon types are located at various places.  There seems to be some rhyme or reason as to where you might find a Pokémon.  For instance, water type Pokémon can be found near lakes. With the advent of Pokémon GO, more and more people have started to leave the comfort of their daily life to enjoy this great real life Pokémon experience. This is helping users to make friends and to meet other Pokémon GO players in their search for invaluable Pokémon, and consequently,  it is uniting the dispersed communities all over the world.

However, when it comes to the Android device, some things are not really in favor of this game. This game utilizes the GPS to find and locate Pokémon around you and then the camera to help you catch them. In addition to that, it requires an active internet connection on the go. As a result, users need to use the data connection, GPS and the camera all at the same time which drains your battery-life  rapidly. Only a few hours of the Pokémon GO Experience leaves you with a dead phone.

Nonetheless, people still feel indebted to Android for making their childhood dream come true, even if it comes at the expense of drainage of their cell phone batteries(and keep in mind, batteries can be charged again and again), but a childhood dream can only be fulfilled once. Install Pokémon GO on your Android device now to revamp your world with this augmented reality game.

Here is the link if you want to give it a try



Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.


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