Pokemon's History Of Getting You To Exercise

Pokemon's History Of Getting You To Exercise

Even before Pokemon GO, Nintendo's been trying a long time to make you leave your house.
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Pokemon GO players have come across dead bodies, been mugged, walked off cliffs, and kayaked into the ocean to claim a Gym. With cities filled with trainers searching for these Pocket Monsters, It seems that Nintendo's most recent effort at making its players interact with each other seems to be working, albeit rather strangely. However, Nintendo has a much longer (and failed) history of trying to get its Pokemon trainers to go outside and socialize.

(Disclaimer: not actual quotes from Nintendo)

1. Pokemon Yellow (1998)



Each version of the game has version-exclusive Pokemon. How are you possibly supposed to catch them all you may ask? With this nifty little thing called a Game Link Cable where you can trade your Pokemon with other players!

2. Pokemon Crystal (2000)



We've thrown in a Mobile Adaptor GB and a Pokemon Pikachu pedometer with your game so you can connect your game to your phone and get mystery gifts walking around and meeting trainers. How cool is that?

3. Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen (2004)



There's this thing called a Union Room now. With a wireless adaptor you can interact with other trainers from a short distance away to chat, battle, trade, or whatever -- we don't really care. Please just go meet people.

4. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (2006)

You don't even have to look for the other players. We do that for you in the Global Trade Station. Go to your trade tower in-game and we find someone for you to trade with. We do all the work for you, so please go socialize?

5. Pokemon X/Y (2013)



Zero effort required from you now. If you're even near anyone who has Pokemon, the game will register them for you. Please leave your damn house.

6. Pokemon GO (2016)


Please just go outside.

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Why Your Grandma Is Your Biggest Blessing In Life

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There are many people in your life you are thankful for: Mom, Dad, siblings, cousins, best friends, teachers, neighbors, you name it. You are grateful to have people who constantly support you, who pick you up when you're down and love you unconditionally. But the one person who stands out among the rest of them is your grandma.

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Ever since you were little, you and your grandma have always had a special connection. Going over to Grandma's house for the night was something you looked forward to. She knew how to entertain you at your best and worst moments. No matter what you did together, you loved it. Being with your grandma wasn't like being at home or with your parents – it was better. You went to the park, made cookies, went out to dinner, got a “sweet treat" at the mall, played Go Fish, took a bubble bath for as long as you wanted and got way too much dessert than you should have. You did things you weren't supposed to do, but Grandma didn't stop you. Because at Grandma's house there were no rules, and you didn't have to worry about a single thing. Being with Grandma was the true epitome of childhood. She let you be you. She always made sure you had the best time when you were with her, and she loved watching you grow up with a smile on your face.

The older you got, your weekend excursions with your grandma weren't as frequent, and you didn't get to see her as much. You became more and more busy with school, homework, clubs, sports, and friends. You made the most out of your time to see her, and you wished you could be with her more. Although you were in the prime of your life, she mattered even more to you the older you both became. You were with your friends 24/7, but you missed being with your grandma. When the time rolled around, and you got the chance to spend time with her, she told you never to apologize. She wanted you to go out, have fun and enjoy life the way it makes you happy.

Reflecting back on these moments with your grandma, you realize how truly special she is to you. There is no one who could ever compare to her nor will there ever be. All your life, there is no one who will be as sweet, as caring, as sincere or as genuine as her. Even though you're all grown up now, there are things about your grandma that never changed from when you were a kid. She still takes you out for your favorite meal because she knows how important eating out means to you. She writes you letters and sends you a $5 bill every now and then because she knows you're a hard-working college student with no money. She still helps you with all of your Christmas shopping because she knows it's your tradition. She still asks what's new with your young life because hearing about it makes her day and she still loves you to no end. Your grandma is your biggest blessing (whether you knew it or not), and she always will be no matter what.

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The Most Realistic Spring Break Check-List For College Girls EVER

Because work > that beach trip Becky is going on with all of your friends.

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Let's be real, most college students are not living it up on a beach in Cabo San Lucas. Here are seven things you are more likely to do on Spring Break:

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2. Take all of that coin and PAY THOSE BILLS

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3. Do the 20 assignments that were assigned... over a Spring BREAK

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4. Vigorously self-tan at home so you aren't the only pale one when school is back in session

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3: Report to FAFSA everyone that is going to Florida in a five star Air BnB

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