I don’t like to play games on my phone. I was never interested in Pokemon. Honestly, I only picked up the app after my boyfriend suggested it for the third time (maybe???).
And I am surprised! I don’t really know anything about the background story, but I don’t need to in order to play. It is simple, walk around a lot outside and catch creatures. While this app won’t list the number of calories you’ve burned or the total kilometers you’ve walked after a while you can guess.
What is even neater is that it is a free map to explore the place you are in or visiting. Each poke stop has some significance to the area be it a store, a mural, statue, historic site, a restaurant, a park, the list is endless.
Overall I would say this is a fantastic way to explore, get introduced to a new place, work out, and get outside. The app is basically encouraging you to get enough steps, sunshine, and fresh air to keep healthy while distracted! Get out your phones, make sure Google works (to get that extra knowledge on a pokestops significance), and explore with Pokemon Go!