Gotta Catch ‘Em All: downtown Ferndale is hot with Pokémon

As we’re sure you all know, one of the greatest cultural phenomenon’s of all time Pokémon has finally released a new, pseudo-virtual reality game calledPokémon Go and it is making dreams come true of every kid who grew up in the 90’s who spent countless hours playing Pokémon Red and Blue. 

Since this writer was one of those nerdy kids playing Pokémon (no shame) I had to see what the buzz was about with this new game, and let me tell you friends, it does not disappoint.

Here is the concept: Once you download the game you chose your starter Pokémon and any fan of the game knows that it is either Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. Once that happens, you are free to walk around your surroundings until the game notifies you that you are near a Pokémon that can be caught. Your phone then turns the camera on and the Pokémon is on your screen with your surroundings behind it. It’s very trippy at first seeing a Pidgy on the dashboard of your colleague’s car — but it’s also cool as hell and takes catching Pokémon to a whole new level.

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