So Pokemon go has taken over much of the world and there is a large following. On the flip side there is so much negativity on social media about it too. I haven’t been playing it but my husband, my two sons and their girlfriends have been. They are out walking, talking, sharing an interest and get excited and joy from it. My daughter and I aren’t fussed either way but get enjoyment out of their joy. I say if people are happy, it’s having a positive effect on them and isn’t hurting any one else what’s the negative? It’s good to see people happy and out exercising, even if only to catch a Pokemon.

Posted by mom172741, 31st July 2016

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  • I agree. Let the people have their fun. As long as players are considerate of their surrounding and others, I have no problem with it at all :)


  • My nieces (14&12)went to a park (close to home) & a guy (older) approached them & asked if they were looking for Pokemon, he was looking for a girl friend! My nieces ran home & repoted it! It does have its negatives as well as positives. But still…


  • They should be set up the same as geocache is…, also in areas which are never “built up” with traffic and are in quiet locations. Activity not allowed between 10.00pm and 6.30am so that nearby residents can get some undisturbed sleep. Some people aren’t very thoughtful about others needing sleep.


  • I think there are some negatives. There have been some deaths due to Pokemon, along with other accidents; the traffic around Central Park came to a standstill as people abandoned their vehicles to go catch a rare one and some other ‘obsessive’ behaviour that does impact non-players getting on with normal everyday life (as well as the players). I recon a modified version might work better, where the scope was restricted to ‘walking environments’ or certain times or something (and even then you’ve got to make sure people don’t walk off cliffs and do other stupid things because they are so absorbed in semi-reality).


  • Arnt you worried about the cost of data, there is no way i would let my family do it we couldnt afford it …I also see it as dangerous for kids… I saw a video online of a person walking up to teenagers and saying are you playing this game they said yes.. He said come with me and we can catch a really cool *****b whatever the name and they went with him…..( he did turn around and tell them off for been so trusting but it has stuck with me) People can put themselves in danger when its least expected…


  • There were reports on the news of car accidents due to people looking for them! Hopefully most people take care when searching.

    • We have seen people congregating in areas and it is Pokemon gatherings.


  • And it looks like it’s helping the economy too. There are people who get paid to drive people around catching Pokemons. 20 dollars an hour. Not bad, isn’t it? :-)


  • I agree as long as it makes you happy-why not!


  • Yes, indeed. They don’t do any harm. My daughter is 13 and likes it very much. But she needs my husband’s mobile phone to play it (my phone and hers are just too old and with little memory). I heard of people loosing more than ten kilos just by catching Pokemons. Not bad at all! :-)


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