WTF: Way Too Funtastic!
Before night falls, there is a good chance you will cross paths with Pokémon Go, and ponder whether to wander along after it. I never watched or played Pokémon (gasp!), but became hooked by the funtastic AR (augmented reality) app upon spotting my first Pokémon. Follow me…
*Topics with an asterisk will be discussed in a future post – coming soon! If you have specific questions, leave them in the comments below!
When app opens you’ll see a cartoon GPS map of where you’re standing, except the app reveals things you’ve never seen before. Whoa!
WHAT ARE THOSE?
LOOK LIKE: A little blue table with a blue cube floating above it. Click on them to see what landmark it features. As you get closer, it opens up to a rotating, blue flat Pokémon ball.
WHADDYA DO: Click to open it, then swipe to spin the center part with the picture. When things pop out of the ball, tap them to store in your bag*. These items help you catch or battle Pokémon*.
TIP: When purple, you’ve already collected items-come back later.
LOOK LIKE: Towering helipad with red, yellow or blue* spotlights and a Pokémon on top.
WHADDYA DO: Until you hit Level 5, nothing*. You can click on these and remember their locations.
LOOKS LIKE: Small bunch of green confetti – appears sporadically.
WHADDYA DO: This indicates a Pokémon’s arrival, so safely make your way towards the green leaves.
TIP: On the bottom right of the screen you’ll see 3 Pokémons on a white strip. Tap on that to see several Pokémon with footprints that are nearby. As you walk closer, the number of feet will go down.
FLOWER PETALS POURING FROM POKÉSTOPS:
LOOKS LIKE: Pink confetti (Appears for up to 30 min.).
WHADDYA DO: This was a Lure Module activated by another player to lure Pokémon here. Hang out, you’ll catch a bunch! You, too, have a lure module in your bag* to activate a Pokéstop. Other players see it and show up.
TIP: Catch multiples of Pokémon to help evolve them to stronger Pokémon*.
HOW TO MOVE
Walk, run, or drive (put down phone while moving)! If you walk, you may meet other players! There are game benefits of walking*.
HOW TO AVOID REAL DANGER
- Look both ways before crossing streets
- Travel with a pack of friends or parent
- Don’t go into isolated places or strangers’ homes
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