Not gonna lie, I spent a significant amount of time yesterday searching and catching Pokemon. I never thought I’d be saying this! When I got home from the cottage it was so nice out I decided to go for a run (to see if there were any Pokestops or Pokemon Gyms near my house, there were!). I ran around going to all the closest stops collecting Pokeballs, whist stopping do a few exercises in between each one. I managed to get up to level 5 so I could finally join a team and battle someone at a gym.
This all may seem foreign to you if you haven’t tried the game but let me tell you, it’s a phenomenon taking over with more daily users than Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram, OR Twitter. Pokemon Go is the fastest growing thing we’ve seen in a long time.
Here’s a few great resources I found on how you can use Pokemon for business and how it’s helping peoples mental and physical health, really.
#PokemonGO has amassed 21 million active users in days.
It is now the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. pic.twitter.com/ihpknLYDEm
— Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime) July 13, 2016
Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses
What not drop a lure and get the Pokemons to come to you! This article has some great ideas of how small businesses can jump on the Pokemon craze to help grow business. Near a Pokemon gym? People will be hanging around so why not offer a Pokemon team or player discount? READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.
GREAT idea for animal shelters!
— CASiE STEWART (@casiestewart) July 13, 2016
Pokemon & Mental Health
Pokemon Go is really helping people who don’t usually like to interact with strangers or even go out of the house to make friends and get exercise. Great short read here by Brock McLaughlin on Medium. There are a heaps of updates on tumblr I found last night about people saying it’s made a huge impact on their lives.
Stop Hating On People For Playing Pokemon GO Because You Don’t Understand Its Power
🏋 Pokemon & Fitness
I asked early in the day yesterday if there was a Pokemon workout yet and by later in the day, I found this. It’s a great way to get out and walk around, why not throw a few exercises in to up your heart rate and work those muscles. I’ll give this a go today.
🇨🇦 Canadian Launch?
Hopefully coming soon! The game launched in Europe today but only in Germany. Why does Canada always get things last? We’re a world class country and ‘apparently’ a leader in tech and business. Urghhhhhh!
- 🤓 Read it: Pokemon Go launches in Eupope with Germany
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE SAFE WHEN HUNTING FOR POKEMON,
USE YOUR HEAD LIKE DON’T GO INTO A VAN OR DARK ALLEY
P.S.A. If anyone sees this Van, beware, it is a trap, there is no Pokemon inside. pic.twitter.com/2InOkut5t7
— Heritage Liquor (@beergeekheaven) July 12, 2016
In other news, apparently there is a Pokemon Go movie in the works. I’m working from home this morning then heading to visit my sister (find Pokemon) in the beaches. Friday we go to Boston so I’ll be searching there all weekend! Ha.