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fridaynight Thu 14-Jul-16 21:02:47

AIBU to worry about this ? Thought there had to be a reason 13 yr old DS took the dog for a walk twice today ... Chasing after a Pokemon ?!?!

MephistoMarley Thu 14-Jul-16 21:03:51

Why are you worried about it?

Oysterbabe Thu 14-Jul-16 21:05:15

It's pretty fun smile
As usual there will be those lacking in common sense for whom it will cause trouble.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Thu 14-Jul-16 21:05:25

It's fantastic! I've already played with it.

I think he will be quite safe unless he meets a really vicious Pokemon.

titchy Thu 14-Jul-16 21:05:31

I don't THINK Pikachu is on the sex offenders list....

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Thu 14-Jul-16 21:07:30

23 year old ds has caught 24 already!

There were hoarders of secondary school kids clustered round our local Teasco after school catching a Spearow. They were all laughing and helping each other. It was great!

Noonesfool Thu 14-Jul-16 21:09:13

My 6th formers are obsessed. They were trying to steal my phone so they could force me to download it...

OreosAreTasty Thu 14-Jul-16 21:09:45

I'd like it if OH stops going 'theres a Pokemon on your leg/arm/arse/tit'' while aiming his phone at me

UmbongoUnchained Thu 14-Jul-16 21:12:30

It's great! I've never seen so many kids actually outside in the sunshine! And I walked 25000 more steps today then I usually would so it's great for love handles!

RealityCheque Thu 14-Jul-16 21:13:16

Utter shite.

Went out with kids
Came home

Absolute garbage. Cracking marketing though as it will no doubt soon start leading all the sheeple to McDonald's, tescos or whoever else pays for a corporate tie-in.

I guaranteed someone will be killed within a week through not paying attention to their surroundings. sad

Topseyt Thu 14-Jul-16 21:19:03

My DDs seem hooked. My 21 year old DD1 asked me to not get out of the car for a few minutes after I had parked it outside the shops because she was catching a Pokemon from my chest!!!

MephistoMarley Thu 14-Jul-16 21:21:48

You walked 25000 steps playing Pokemon? Sure you don't mean 2500?

UmbongoUnchained Thu 14-Jul-16 21:23:01

I do 2500 in my house!

UmbongoUnchained Thu 14-Jul-16 21:23:38

You're supposed to do at least 10,000 a day.

Babyroobs Thu 14-Jul-16 21:32:13

My 13 year old ds who rarely leaves his bedroom except to go to school was out today in the sunshine chasing Pokemon, so it has to be good !

VulpesVulpes Thu 14-Jul-16 21:41:13

I like that it's getting more people outside, but I don't plan on getting it myself as I read that it massively takes all your information and accesses all your emails and everything. I know, I know, I'm not doing anything worth reading anyway, but I still don't like that kind of thing.

It does look like a fun game though and I have been delighted to see that a virtually housebound (not by health reasons, just lack of confidence and nothing to do) friend has spent the whole day outside playing it and has plans to do so tomorrow too, plus she has met loads of other players. If this keeps up it will be fantastic for her I think.

MephistoMarley Thu 14-Jul-16 21:41:15

Yes but 25k additional steps is a fuck of a lot on top of regular walking

UmbongoUnchained Thu 14-Jul-16 21:47:03

I live rurally so I'm used to it. Was out for a 2 hour hike and went out for another half an hour after dinner. So not a crazy amount.

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 14-Jul-16 21:48:54

RealityCheque - sheeple? Seriously? As for 'someone being killed', if your old enough to be out alone with a phone, you should have enough common sense for personal safety.

It's great, I haven't been out for such a walk for years! Discovered a beautiful part of my town (not lived here that long). I think it's a wonderful thing, wish it had been around 20 years ago, when the first game came out. As it was, I spent many a curtain-drawn day with my Gameboy as a preteen. Anything that encourages exercise can only be a positive.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Thu 14-Jul-16 21:52:33

I have to say Reality that you seem to be alone in your thoughts.

Hasn't it outstripped Tinder, fb and Candycrush?

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