I’ve been playing Pokémon Go for a few days now and I gotta say it’s awesome!

There’s so many cool aspects: walking around exploring, finding random Pokémon, hanging out with friends and showing each other what you’ve caught; just to name a few. But there’s one really unique thing that stands out about this game/app – it’s pulling people together from all over! I’m sure every where you go (including online), all your hearing about is Pokémon Go. Have you noticed all the people gathering around though? It’s pretty easy to spot a crowd of people looking down at their phones.

I decided to take a late evening walk over in the Country Hills area (for anyone reading this in Calgary), which has a “man-made” lake. It’s a well lit area and pretty open, so I figured it should be good. Within 5 minutes of showing up I had already met a random Pokémon Trainer; a guy who works at The University of Calgary. We chatted for a bit and then walked in opposite directions, eventually meeting back up on the other side of the lake. We compared and discussed which Pokémon we’d caught along the way!

After countless steps, more interations with players, and a few hours later I’m about to call it quits. Just before I do I run into a group of 4, around the same age, and get prompted with a question.

“What team are you?!”
No ‘hey’ or ‘hi’ or ‘hello’.
Stopped in my tracks I respond with “Blue! What about you?”.
There was a short pause – “Red… But we can still be friends!”. I’m then greeted with smiles and laughter; I’ve never seen these people before in my life but here we are telling stories and comparing our Pokémon.

Eventually we parted ways and I headed back home. Feet tired and eyes getting heavy, my Pokémon adventure for the evening was done!




Until next time, fellow Pokémon Trainers :).

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