Pokemon GO was released 14 days ago and it’s already the most popular and widely used app on the market. If you DON’T know what Pokemon GO is and how it works, here’s a quick summary:
- The app uses your GPS to generate an augmented map for Pokemon to appear on
- Players can use their smartphones (Apple or Android) to play and have to travel to find more Pokemon, hatch eggs and find places (Pokestops) to collect more pokeballs, eggs and other items.
- The most important feature of the game is to pick your team; Valor (red), Mystic (Blue) and Instinct (yellow). This is the most important decision to make in the game for it will determine which gang you’re a part of…
Wait, what was number 3?
Yes. As much fun as Pokemon GO is there has been a surprising amount of competitiveness and straight up hostility among the three teams. Many want to blame Team Valor for their aggressive behavior or Mystic for their loftiness. Poor Team Instinct just gets picked on by the other two teams. But overall, people are forgetting the most important part about Pokemon GO – it’s a bloody game, you guys.
Whichever team you pick doesn’t determine how you play – just what you thought fits you the most. The rivalry between the teams have gotten so bad that a new time rose to stop the three from fighting – Team Harmony. a design created by deviantART artist Seoxys6 became very popular among Pokemon GO gamers – at least to the ones tired of the hostility forming between the other three teams. Seoxys6’s design of a fourth team admires the unity and working together among the teams and includes an inspirational line from the ancient prophecy in Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One.
Nintendo hasn’t officially mentioned whether or not they’re going to add the fourth group to the game, but having the team around has calmed down some of the hostility.
So, there you have it. My thoughts on Pokemon GO and the craziness that has everyone claiming colors and walking around parks, streets and other areas. Who’s your team and why? Comment below!