Pokémon Go – Early Thoughts

Unless you live under a rock you’ll already be well aware of the latest craze that’s sweeping the globe – Pokémon Go. Nintendo’s pocket monsters have been popular for a long time, but this has transformed the idea once again.

Much of it involves being active. People are going out and chasing after Pokémon, as opposed to being stuck indoors. Reports of people walking into ponds and off cliffs are a testament to the importance of paying attention whilst playing.

I like the idea but what needs to happen next is the ability to battle other players, in the way you could on the DS incarnations of the game. Pokémon battles have always been a key element of the games, which would help with levelling up and evolving Pokémon. Nintendo, if you’re reading, this is the natural next step with this.