Pokémon Go at RCTC

Have you been on the internet the last couple of days?  Then you must have heard about the new sensation that is Pokémon Go!  Don’t really get it?  Thats all right here is the TL:DR (too long didn’t read) guide to Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go RattataSo Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality (AR) video game on your smart phone (Android and iOS).  Augmented Reality means that the game uses our world as the platform for it to take place and the window into this game is your smart phone! In order to catch pokémon you just have to walk around with your phone.  Wait for a pokémon to pop up on screen and you are in business.  Here is an example of a Rattata who joined me for lunch. >

This game isn’t going to be for everyone, but it has already taken the world by storm.  It reached to the top of the App store and Google play within hours of being released .  Even if you aren’t a pokémon fanboy like I am this game still has it’s appeal.  Unlike most mobile games like Clash of Clans or Angry Birds you have to be active.  If I just sit at home I might catch a Piggy or Rattata, but if I go walking around town… The options are endless.

Water pokémon are found by lakes and rivers. Flying pokémon are found at higher elevations.  Then there are fire pokémon who only come out when the sun is scorching hot!  This mix of gameplay and real world adventure make this game one of a kind (unless you count ingress).

So what is happening at RCTC?  Well in order to catch pokémon you need pokéballs.  These can be obtained at special points of interest (pokéstops) in the real world.  These include landmarks, works of art, and buildings.  On RCTC’s main campus alone we have 14 pokéstops and 1 gym.  Any budding pokémon trainer would be a fool not to come to RCTC.  Currently our gym is controlled by Team Valor but once I am on lunch break Team Mystic will rise again!  MUHAHHHAHHA!

 

Leave a comment below with your team and your highest level pokemon.  And if you ever want to talk pokemon or other nerdy subjects you’ll always find me in the Welcome Center.

 

 

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