Pokémon Go, Go! No 8

Snorlax – something to eat?

No, Snorlax is a rare Pokémon, and Pokémon Go players were eager to get it! The crowded roads are funny, this applies to the life in general! One is after, two are after, 10 are after, 100 are after, 1000 are after, 10 000 are after, 100 000 are after Snorlax…

Amazing, but so true – people go after each even other after a hologram that might disappear at any moment. The funny thing is that not many of them were willing to wait, all wanted to catch Snorlax among the first ones – weird!

More in Korean on AppleDaily

More in Finnish on Iltalehti




Pokémon Go, Go! No 7

A famous columnist told an anecdote recently about the famous engineers of Nokia years ago. The seminar guy was asking a hall packed of them about Tamagotschi. According to the story, no one in the audience knew about Tamagotschi. So what?

What we should learn about this story is the big WHY we use technology and get attached to the new gadgets. The engineers were interested in the tech features as such, not as the entertaining or useful reasons to have them.

That’s why it is so difficult to invite a ‘Pokémon Go game’ or ‘Tamagotschi’ or ‘iPhone’, because you never know what the true audience will attach to. The technology behind can be as simple as …



Pokémon Go, Go! No 6

Value added to ‘For rent’ ads. A real estate agent in Finland has explored the Pokéstops and Pokégyms in the apartments’ visibility has considered them as value added to the housing site.

He admits that there are pros and cons, somebody likes the crowded Pokéstops and others don’t. Probably this is only a way to wake interests, have an ad about an ad. Not a bad idea though.

Kauppalehti article about Pokémons For rent ads


Pokémon Go, Go! No 5

So about the AR, what’s the essential of Pokémon Go according to the (deeper) publicity of this game. It’s been introduced us and the average citizen the AR concept alright, but some of the researchers made a note that the AR experience is quite thin though.

That’s true, Pokémon Go is more or less clued on the reality of ours. It’s hard to say whether it’s a strategic choice or just a beginning of the evolution of the AR.

Les Echos is a bit sceptic about AR in Pokémon Go



Pokémon Go, Go! No 4

The user interface of the Pokémon Go game may change the habits of our mobile use radically. The way criticism has bit it is quite unfair: it’s labeled dangerous and the users said to be screen staring teenagers.

I fact the user interface of Pokémon Go brings back the attribute of immersive! There are not as much actions on the screen as the video games have promised to give us but the pace is more or less slow and cozy. The player has all her and his time to react to the Pokémons and the Poke Stops, approach them carefully, and they won’t disappear.

The immersive screen takes all your attention, though. It’s amazing, you really have to concentrate to follow other people and traffic around you, rise you gaze and have a proper look around.

That’s something, to get people committed. It is obvious that Pokémon Go UX shows the way mobile gaming will evolve.



Pokémon Go, Go! No 3

Where not to go for a hunt? Somebody, some governments, some institutions have either neglected or strongly advise not to play near some of their premises.

There are reasonable causes, such as road traffic, do not rush into the drive way or do not try to find Pokémon near by the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

Guardian about Fukushima nearbys

The Holocaust Museum purely asks their visitors not to haunt Pokémons due to the respect.

Washington post article about the Holocaust Museum

Also the Royal family of Sweden has been disturbed by the night time Pokémon hunters in the Solliden castle – they were welcome during the daytime though.

Iltalehti article of Swedish castle night time ban

Pokémon Go draws a new line and rules out the restriction of entering the public and private premises. It’s interested how the reception of the game has been divided people. Some ban some welcome. It’s privacy or safety.

Pokémon Go, Go! No 2

A guy called Nick Johnson has caught them all. Is the game over now? Not in my opinion. Quite many video game players play the game over and over, why not the Pokémon Go?

He published the scoreboard of all 142. He advised to put good shoes on and challenge him.


The developers of any game have a quest to develop the game for the addicted players, because you may play Pokémon Go once again as it is, but how about the third time to catch all of the 142?

By Merja