Gotta catch ‘em all

Everyone’s obsession with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go, it’s the game that has everyone up and about this summer. It was either get up and catch ‘em all or stay put and fall way behind all your friends.

This mobile app is based off of the popular anime, card game and manga Pokémon in which characters called Pokémon trainers try to catch different creatures called Pokémon to train them and prep them for battle with other trainers.

“People like the game because they grew up with Pokémon,” junior Xiomara Rosa said. “I play it everyday but mostly on the weekends. I think it an amazing thing because everyone can get involved and get fresh air from the great outdoors.”

The goal of the game is to catch the best Pokémon you can with Poké balls, a small capsule that stores Pokémon comfortably, and evolve them so you can battle it out in the gyms. Don’t worry if you run out of Poké balls, there’s sure to be a Poké stop near you where you can collect more capsules, potions, eggs and more.

Once you reach level 5 you get to pick one of three teams; Team Mystic, Team Valor and Team Instinct. Once you pick your team, and do choose wisely because this picks your teammates, you get to do battles for the near by gyms so you can upgrade your Pokémon even more.

The only negative things about the game are that sometimes it freezes or crashes and the Pokémon you spotted or caught is no longer there,” said Rosa, “and also the people who yell out a Pokémon’s name when it’s not around. That’s not cool.”

The game is almost perfect, but what games don’t have a few quirks and glitches? It’s definitely been a great way to get people back outside and in the sunshine this summer, which is a hard thing to do.

It’s perfect for all people, all you have to do is get out and go. Just remember to stay safe on your hunts and catch ‘em all.