I picked up Pokémon Go on July 7, 2016, because I wanted to relive my childhood.
I had to share a GameBoy with my kid brother and I watched him defeat the Elite Four of the Kanto region back in the day. We couldn’t afford a separate GameBoy for me, so I played his saved files. I watched the first season religiously. I wrote fanfiction. We collected cards but we didn’t get far because, again, we were poor. I learned the Poké Rap. I collected the soundtracks. I memorized types. I favored water and psychic types.
When they announced Pokémon Go, I thought I would give it a chance.
But then I got caught up in the frenzy.Continue reading →