Stuck inside with: Pokémon Go

May 25, 2020Brian BencomoFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintStuck Inside With is a new series where, because we're all stuck inside, we venture off the beaten path to explore other parts of the gaming world. This week we're looking at Pokémon Go. After Pokémon Go launched in July 2016, I loved going to the Santa Monica Pier to walk around and try to catch the dozens of different kinds of water Pokémon spawning throughout the busy tourist area, hoping that I might catch a shiny Magikarp. I would look forward to the end of a long hike, hoping that my 10-km egg had hatched into something cool like a Dratini. A trip to Florida became even more exciting when I caught a Heracross, a region-specific Pokémon that's not available where I live in California. With people around the world stuck inside amid the coronavirus pandemic, going anywhere very far from home has not really been as easy, safe or fun.

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