Monday, July 25, 2016

Scribbled1 - Alternative PokéGame


That's right, it's a PokéCraze. PokémonGo.

Let's say you want to join in the fun, but don't feel like walking around like a zombie with your nose in your phone. Here's what I recommend. It is (so far) endless fun.

You don't need an app. You don't even need a phone. You do get to explore and hunt for prizes though, which is 99% of the fun, near as I can tell.

Collect PokéGiggles. Here's how it's done. I got the idea from talented New York City vlogger Casey Neistat.

My grainy video (blame the LifeProof case on my iPhone, I do) was taken a few evenings ago off Yonge street in the Willowdale neighbourhood in Toronto, behind the Empress mall, on Doris. The park behind the centre must be at least a PokéStop, maybe a PokéZoo, maybe even a PokéBrothel.

Here's what I do. Every time I pass someone on the sidewalk doing the PokéZombie walk, I ask them "Are you playing PokémonGo?" most of the time I get a sheepish grin and a "yah!" in return. I collect those grins of admission like Pokémon players collect... whatever it is that they collect. I love the social aspect of collecting what I'm calling PokéGiggles.

Have fun! Don't get tricked into walking off a cliff, or into an oncoming bus!

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1.   Scribbled is a tentative new category of posts intended as quick takes, off-the-cuff posts, impromptu observations, that I can throw together as the mood strikes. We'll see where this takes me.

11 comments:

  1. Pokéwhat? Two weeks sans internet, and I am out of touch with the world. However, I like your Scribbled category, and look forward to your off-the-cuff notes.

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    1. Now that's what an Icelandic vacation will do for you :)

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  2. Can't I just slap them all instead? They drive me nuts not looking where they are going. And while thy are at it - get off my lawn!! :-)

    There is your comic relief for the day.

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    1. I'm not so sure they'd notice your slapping ;)

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  3. I think all of my posts fit the "scribbled" definition.

    I like Tobairitz's game better… and if I had a real lawn then they need to get off of it as well.

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  4. If there is someone you're less than fond of, you could drop some lures on their front lawn. In no time there will be a swarm of PokéZombies there.

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  5. Live in the country ... Pokemon don't bother us out here.

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    1. It doesn't bother me one bit to be honest. It's rather fascinating to watch.

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    2. "Live in the country ... Pokemon don't bother us out here."

      Yet :)

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  6. I consider myself as a paying attention to the news individual but when I saw people acting goofy in a Walmart parking lot, I had to wonder if the rural Meth problem hadn't suddenly taken a strong turn for the worse.

    Thankfully it was only a game. :)

    Richard, you and me both. I sit down and the fingers fly, much to the detriment of my native language (and to everything Mrs. Clark ever taught me).

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  7. PokeBrothel?... Maybe there's more to this game than I originally thought. ;-)

    Hilarious comments, y'all: very curmudgeonly. :D

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