“Mom! Mom! Look at this you can catch Pokemon in the real world.” exclaimed Shelby my 17 year old. Cody our 20 year old was right behind her with a goofy smile on his face. That was the day the world got Pokemon Go. My kids and thousands like them adults too have been capturing Pokemon outside ever since.
To the uninitiated Pokemon Go looks a lot like this.
All joking aside if you and your kids are going to go hunt for Pokemon there are some things to keep in mind. If you want to safely enjoy your Pokemon
- Real World Real Dangers: you need to pay attention to your surroundings, you do not belong in the middle of the street.
- No Trespassing: Pokemon show up where they are going to show up. People have no control over it. They did not sign up to have people running around in their yards. We apparently had one in our basement.
- Work as a team: Cody and Shelby developed a system where one of them is the Designated Pokemon Hunter (DPH) and the other one is the Navigator. They take turns catching them.
- Bring water: Hey, maybe it’s the first time you’ve gotten off the couch in awhile, and you might not have noticed it’s hot out there. Not to ruin it for you, but Pokemon Go might actually be exercise so stay hydrated.
- Use common sense: Seriously, if you wouldn’t normally do something why do you think it’s okay when you are playing a game?
- Be Respectful: You could still unknowingly wander onto someone’s property or into a place that makes the police have questions. Don’t be a jerk. You are probably wrong so admit it and apologize.
Get out there and have fun. Just remember it is in the Real World now.