What Happens When Pokemon Go Consumes Your Life?

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No but really, this app has literally become a daily staple in my life. I wake up in the morning and immediately go and check the app for Pokémon. The only thing that’s missing is possible alerts of Pokémon being in your area. Oh, and the crashing frequently of servers, which pisses me off a bit. Granted, it’s a new app, and with over 50 million people playing, I kind of expect the app that made $35 million dollars in 10 days to be able to afford better servers. That way ordinary people like you and I who hate in-app purchases wouldn’t have to pay for MORE pokeballs after having 40-50 of them freeze up during gameplay. But according to the developers plenty of changes are coming, including more pokestops, and even the ability to TRADE Pokémon. So if you’re like me, instead of transferring those Tauros, hold on to them, as someone will need them that cannot find them. So think of me if you have a Kangaskhan!

Overall, Pokémon go is a GREAT app to have on your phone, at the expense of your data, or battery life (thanks grandfathered data plans). But if you’re looking for a few items that could possibly get you through a few hours of walking in the park, below are a couple of things that I carry around with me as I go.

What Happens When Pokemon Go Consumes Your Life?
Astro E7 26800mAh Portable Charger $59.99

CyanB 3-in-1 cable  (ideal for helping out a friend who forgets their own cable) $9.99
If it is too hot for you to walk outside, my best suggestion is to obviously sit somewhere like a Starbucks near a Pokestop, a bar, or somewhere indoors that is accessible to a wall outlet if you hate external battery packs. Or, jump in an Uber Pool like I did Saturday, and purposely tell the driver to add additional riders and to take his time so you can purposely hit up every Pokestop headed in the direction you want to go. Saying that to say this… this WON’T help you hatch eggs any faster, as the speed of a car will not be counted as actual footsteps.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Pokémon Go, you should for sure download the game today, so you won’t feel left out in two weeks when people are at level 10-15, and you’re made at life because you held out attempting to be different J. Get out there and catch ’em all!!!

Download the app today!

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About the Author

Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.