You might be wondering why everyone is suddenly catching Pokémon fever again. There are stories where people are hunting down Pokémon on their office desks, in hospital rooms, and even in bathrooms. A girl even found a dead body while while playing Pokémon. Also, Cops in Missouri claimed that they used Pokémon Go to lure victims of armed robbery spree.
What is this happening?
Well, let us first explain you, what Pokémon Go is.
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, GPS based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. Pokémon Go uses your phone’s location and time to distinguish where and when you are in the amusement and make Pokémon “show up” around you (on your telephone screen) so you can go and get them. As you move around, various and more sorts of Pokémon will show up contingent upon where you are and what time it is. The thought is to urge you to go around this present reality to get Pokémon in the amusement. Below screenshots shows of it shows up on your phone.
Why is it trending?
It’s been so popular that it comes close to surpassing Twitter in daily active users, and Nintendo’s value has increased by $6 billion because of it. The reason of it getting famous is can be tied to the very concept of Pokémon itself. The game has always been about exploration – travelling through fields, towns, mountains and other areas in search of rare Pokémon to catch – and Pokémon Go gets people out and about. The opportunity to do some real-world exploring makes it appealing to many fans. It’s also worth considering just how beloved the series is as a whole. Pokémon may have started out on the Game Boy but it became one of Nintendo’s strongest franchises.
The game currently has no significant multiplayer capability, meaning you can’t battle your real-life friends or trade with them — two functionalities that are very big in the handheld games.