The Good Pokèmon Go! is Doing For People

Pokèmon Go! is getting a lot of flak from those who do not understand, or those who see things online. However, it is an excellent app that is also doing a lot of good in the world and I want to shed light onto this, as I think it is important that we also recognize the good.

  1. To begin with, it is getting people out walking and enjoying the outdoors. In less than 3 weeks of use, I have hit my step goals and seen a lot more people outside enjoying the nice weather. This is a huge positive for healthy activity. image1 (7).PNG
  2. With walking, you are able to download additional apps that help donate to charities while you are seeking out rares. I use Charity Miles so I can select a different charity each time I go for a walk to run in the background of my Pokèmon Master training. The apps are even making teams that correspond with the Pokèmon teams too. image1 (8).PNG
  3. Many shelters are allowing people to walk shelter dogs on their poke-walks so that the dogs can get out too and hopefully you can build a companionship with the dog. pikachu
  4. People are learning about landmarks, local parks, monuments, etc. by looking for pokèstops. This is an excellent way to read through the plaques on the monuments locally and to learn about the important culture of the surrounding towns near you. Some of these landmarks and locations we would have never known about!
  5. Everyone’s making some friends. Everyone’s out pointing out rares, helping each other grab some gyms, and teaching each other. What a time to be alive when an app and game brings people together to go on walks and help each other!

6. In addition, (The Bloggess says it better than me) it is helping so many people with their social anxiety, depression, and general personal issues. It is getting people out and doing things, exploring, and overcoming their fears of socializing or going out. It is helping to ward off anxiety attacks, and getting people to slow down a little bit and have some fun. Check out The Bloggess’ post and let me know what you think about this.

Pokèmon is making a big difference in so many people’s lives and we need to accept that while some people are doing stupid things, others are really benefiting from this game and it’s a wonderful thing to see people coming together to be friends, working on helping a charity or a dog that needs them, and learning about the local history.

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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