Just within 2 days of its release in the United States, Pokemon Go has stirred unprecedented internet frenzy. The mobile game was recently released for iOS in the USA and other countries regions, and people loved it so much that the site crashed multiples and the rollout was paused because the server ran out of capacity.
Massive shocker – "Pokemon GO" hit Number 1 on US iPhone revenue in half a day. This simply does not happen. pic.twitter.com/ZjHNzcZgFc
— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) July 8, 2016
Google searches for "Pokemon Go" soar above "Trump" and "Theresa May" as people desperately flee reality. pic.twitter.com/p6aAl5sLpd
— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) July 9, 2016
Now you may wonder, why the hype? What is so special about this mobile game that everyone wants it? The answer is simple: Pokemon Go has brought back nostalgia for a lot of users. Pokemon Go lets you embark on a real-life adventure of catching Pokemon in your surrounds, and these sneaky little creatures are almost everywhere: at the mall, hospital, under your bed, on the bus and etc.
Thus, people are discovering Pokemon everywhere and do not feel hesitant in sharing their humorous experience. this sharing has inherently increased the popularity and demand of the game by hundred folds.
HOLY SHIT LICKITUNG WILL KILL US ALL pic.twitter.com/bHgkghLwGs
— Amanda (@LootingBroad) July 9, 2016
GOT EMMMM pic.twitter.com/LgiXa88y5H
— jomny sun (@jonnysun) July 9, 2016
— Chu (@ChuBoi) July 10, 2016
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) July 9, 2016
This interactive game makes you want to get off your seat and go outside, therefore, people are loving every second of being a part of the world of Pokemon, claiming it will cure obesity and even depression by making them active.
I know this sounds silly but #PokemonGo has helped me a lot with my social anxiety by encouraging me to go out more.
— •Shep (@SootySheepu) July 10, 2016
Much respect to the creators of PokemonGO for encouraging exercise in a fun way. Can't blame them for the crashes. Everybody playing lol
— Gento (@YMDgento) July 10, 2016
Pokemon go has done more for child obesity in 24 hours than Michelle Obama has done in the past 8 years
— Thad Castle (@BMS_ThadCastle) July 10, 2016
The Pokemon Go addiction and craze has reached such an extreme extent that employers have posted flyers discouraging their employees to not indulge in discovering and catching Pokemon while at work.
Pokemon Go has revolutionized how we play games on our mobile phones by combining an animated world with real-life. Have fun catching your Pokemon!
Check out our Pokemon Go guide for tips and tricks to get started!