Playing Pokémon GO should be both safe and fun. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while catching them all!
Stay safe out there trainers!
Pokémon began as a Nintendo video game for the Game Boy in 1996. The idea was for the player to capture, train, and battle creatures known as Pokémon. The name Pokémon is a contraction of "Pocket Monster." The game enjoyed enormous success which led to the creation of more video games, a popular trading card game, books, movies, and merchandise.
Pokémon has recently regained popularity with the release of a phone app called Pokémon GO. This app allows users to "find Pokémon" in the real world using the phone's GPS and camera. To catch a Pokémon, players must physically walk to the location of a Pokémon. Players, also known as "trainers", can use various supplies to making catching Pokémon easier at Pokéstops, and battle their Pokémon to gain control of Pokémon Gyms. The Pokéstops and Gyms are located at landmarks and points of interest. Pokémon GO has enjoyed instant popularity with children and young adults who played the original Pokémon games in their youth. There are also people of all ages and demographics who enjoy using the app to get out of their homes and explore new places.