9 Things 'Pokémon Go' Users Think
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9 Things 'Pokémon Go' Users Think

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Pokémon Go has taken media and the world by storm. It was only a month ago when the app first released and according to AppleInsider, the app has already been downloaded well over 100 million times (that's a good amount of zeroes). Just in it's small life of 30 days, the trend has become such that if you don't have Pokémon Go, you're living in an entirely different world. Which is true to some degree, as the Pokémon world and the human world combine into one dangerously fun universe. But for those dangerously fun users, like myself I admit, there are just a few things that run through our heads while we run around hunting Pokémon.

1. Darn you Pidgey.

This is one is pretty straight forward. That bird manages to pop up just about anywhere and always gives us false hope that we have found a new Pokémon when the phone vibrates... until you find that it's just another Pidgey...

2. If I sit in the car, it'll think I'm walking


It's true actually. I've found a few lost Pokémon on I-495 just chilling on the grass, of course I wasn't driving but you can still find Pokémon. You just have to be quick and accurate at throwing Pokéballs.

3. Why do I have to pay for Pokéballs?

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It sucks when you run out of Pokéballs, obviously. The obvious answer is because Niantic has to make money somehow but still, Why? Because I'm not going to pay for them. I haven't played "Pokémon Go" because I haven't been able to go to a Pokéstop... it's really sad. Thanks Niantic.

4. Why won't this Pokémon just stay still?!

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This one really goes without saying. They don't want to be caught, so they wont stay still, so you use up more Pokéballs, and then you end up like me. It's the circle of life and it moves us all, through despair (mostly) and hope (not so much).

5. Why do I have to walk so much?

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Oh that? That's me above. Don't get me wrong, I love walking in my neighborhood. But the problem is there are no Pokémon in my neighborhood, so I usually end up sitting on my couch instead and watching another episode of "Friends" instead. That maybe also why I haven't been able to go to a Pokéstop...

6. I have more Pokémon than you!

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Yeah, you thought it. When your friend told you how many they had, you launched the app (or maybe you just knew at the top of your head) and you looked at how many you had. You probably had more than they did and you thought this very sentence in your head. Yes, you did. Don't lie.

7. Where's a Pokéstop when you need one?

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OK, I'll be honest. This one isn't as true as the others. It's more of a justification of why I can't play "Pokémon Go" right now and why I'm watching "Friends" instead of walking to the nearest Pokéstop... just roll with it.

8. Why do Pokémon always show up once I have them?

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This really goes back to number one. Pidgey and Rattata. Both of them just decide to show up, get me excited that I might actually catch a Pokémon and accomplish something in life and they just shoot my dreams down. Thanks guys.

9. Maybe I should fly to Australia to collect the rare Pokémon

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I thought about. I'm sure it at least crossed your mind when you heard that Nick Johnson caught all 142 Pokémon in the United States. Now, he's going to finish catching 'em all in Australia. I looked at fares and the lowest from Boston to Melbourne is $1,500. Then again, it's not like I'm sponsored by Marriott and Expedia.

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