“Pokémon Go” Review: A Suburbia Player Rising to the Challenge

Pokémon Go is a lot of fun but is tough for suburban towns and communities. It can be tough for a lot of people outside of the city to keep up and catch as many pokémon because it is based on cell phone data. The density of cell phone data in an area means more pokémon, pokestops, and gyms.


This game is addicting and a lot of fun. It gets you up and moving around. For those of us in the suburbs, it means also exploring nearby cities and towns and finding places to walk around and enjoy more. For me, this was Boston, Plymouth, Bridgewater State University,  and my hometown. It got me venturing to places I had enjoyed before, and new places. It got me meeting people who were also walking around seeking pokémon and it gave my friends and I a reason to enjoy walks more.


While it can be tough for suburban players, there are tons of possibilities and positive spins on venturing out and seeing more. You have this opportunity in front of you to meet people, get a group together for scouting, and to try new places. But if you are a suburban resident annoyed by this, you must rise to the challenge to find places pokémon might be: the beach, the city, a local college, a cool hiking trail. Try it out, let me know what you find.


Making these trips has made it possible for me to find way more than I would have previously just sitting at work and my apartment. I love getting out and looking for pokémon in cool places. Let me know if you see anything cool on your adventures, and any places you came up with to find cool ones!

About Jenn Kilgallon

Greetings Earthling! I am Jeff’s partner in life and in crime, and I am hear to bring you all of the laughter and belches. I am on the Legends From Aeramis podcast, playing Evathon Dala, who is a druid elf wild child, and honestly my spirit animal. But I am also here to write some stuff too and to share things with you that I am excited about! I live in the Boston area with Jeff and our two roommates James (Camden, from Legends from Aeramis) and Victoria (Talia, from Legends From Aeramis), and their cat, Binx. I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelors of Art in English, and a minor in Zombies. I am a full time administrative assistant for a family owned business, and a part-time theatre technician and carpenter for the local theatre networks in the Boston area. I like lots of stuff from writing, carpentry, reading, and kayaking to fighting zombies, playing videogames, reading comic books, Dungeons and Dragons (obviously), playing board games, and laser tag. I am a person of many hobbies, and I love trying new things. I also eat a ton of sushi and drink a ton of tea. I am so excited to share with you some things I learn about and fun adventures that I get to embark on. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts! You can follow me on Twitter at @Jenn_Kilgallon. I like to share all the fun adventures I am on, send out links to cool topics and information, and take a deeper look into the fun, good things in life. I like to think I sometimes bring new perspective to the table. Let’s chat about all that life has to offer and the great parts of the geek-world. "Always maintain the attitude of a student. If you think you've done learning, bitterness sets in, but if you have more to achieve every day, in any arena, that makes each morning's awakening full of potential and cheery portent."-Nick Offerman Geek. Writer. Artist. Genius. Tea Drinker.

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