11 Struggles Of Pokémon GO
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11 Struggles Of Pokémon GO

I can't catch another Rattata AND enjoy my day.

11 Struggles Of Pokémon GO

Pokemon Go is the mobile video game that is sweeping the nation, in case you were living under a very big rock. Based off the popular 90s anime tv show and card game, millennials are living out their childhood dreams by chasing around Pokemon themselves, instead of living through living legend Ash Ketchum. The concept is amazing and a really good way to smash the stereotype that gamers never see the light of day. For this game, you have to get up and go outside in order to catch, train, and battle your Pokemon. Because the game has become so widespread so fast, of course, the dank memes hit us all hard. Being able to relate to your fellow players is just as inevitable, which is why Pokemon Go is even that much more great. But, of course, there is some aspects that can make the game a struggle for us all.

1. Wasting every bit of your data.

A widespread problem amongst Pokemon Go players is having to waste precious data while playing the game. Out of Wi-Fi's range and in the wilderness is where your best bet is to find some good catches. Life is hard.

2. Having to walk around with the app open in order to incubate your eggs.

Besides the fact that this blatantly annihilates your data, some eggs need you to walk a 10k in order for them to hatch! Granted, you will probably get something really cool once it's ready, but this app really knows how to make you work.

3. Having to pay real money to pay for coins to pay for things you need.

Capitalism and Evolution is what Pokemon is famous for.

4. Pidgeys and Rattatas.

Your evolutions aren't even cool enough for me to want to continue catching you. I'm so sorry. At least you're cute!

5. Not having enough candies to evolve your Pokemon.

My Eevee is waiting for her evolution. So am I.

6. The servers are down.

This is the most frustrating part of playing a game that everyone else is playing. There could be a Charmander right outside and I'LL NEVER KNOW.

7. But seriously, where are you guys finding the Charizards?

Do I need to live in a certain type of area? I'll pack up and move right now.

8. Picking your team.

I, an intelligent Team Mystic player, had no trouble picking my team. I hope your choice comes just as naturally. The animosity between Team Mystic and Team Valor is a little ridiculous, so if you want to be Sweden, I would suggest the seemingly less popular Team Instinct.

9. Getting excited to go to a place outside of your hometown just because there will be different Pokemon there.

So pathetic, so sad. And so exhilarating. Beach day, anyone?

10. Sitting in your house all day and using up your incense.

There IS a way to play Pokemon without getting up and moving. Use your incense. I caught a Seel and Squirtle in my own room that way, and I love them more than anything else right now.

11. Where Is He.

You know exactly who I'm talking about, Nintendo.

Overall, I think we can admit that Pokemon Go is a fun and nostalgic way to enjoy our summers. For anyone who takes time out of their day to bash players and the game itself, I'm sorry that you hate fun. I can't wait to get back on my college campus and make friends through everyone running to the same area for a Pikachu. Now, stop reading this and go catch 'em all!

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