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Pokémon Go -The New Craze Online and All You Need To Know about it

Profile photo of Winford Moore Submitted by Winford Moore July 30, 2016

A new craze is online and you might be wondering what this is all about. It is the Pokémon Go craze.


Yes, this craze is absolutely trending and you may want to know about this buzz that is being talked about online, making servers to crash, and making  business owners strategizing on traffic and profit.

It’s all about the Pokémon Go game and here is what you need to know about it now.

What is Pokémon Go?

Pokémon is short term for “pocket monster”. This is an adorable creature that represents the basis of a video game developed in 1996 by Nintendo.


In case you are not aware, Pokémon is not new but Pokémon Go is just another level that the original version has been taken.

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game developed by gaming giant Nintendo. It is augmented reality in the sense that real life actions are complemented by digital facade. In order words software superimposes digital images onto real-time footage of the real world.


It is a new version of the “Pokémon” series that was developed in 1996. The difference between this version and the original version is that this version is played with smartphone and the full impact can only be attained if the player is on the move to capture the poke monsters.

How is Pokémon Go Played?

Pokémon Go is played by navigating the map on your smartphone through GPS to find the pocket monsters which you can train to fight other Pokémon. In reality, you must walk around with your phone to locate these odd looking creatures.


As you follow the map, the game is going to pop-up a nearby Pokémon on your smartphone display. Once a Pokémon appear you can capture or collect it by swiping a Pokéball on it. You will be able to catch more and stronger Pokémons by the level you have attained.

Your collection of Pokémon can be trained at the Pokémon Gym. The essence of the training is to build strong Pokémon which are strong enough to battle teams. You can fight with friendly team to really test the skill of your Pokémon. Or, you can fight with opposing team which allows you to earn Pokécoins.

The more matches you win the more Pokécoins earn. This means you have increased chances of increasing the skills of your Pokémon.

Similarly, you can increase your chances of capturing more Pokémon with Pokécoins as the latter allow you to buy incense – which helps in attracting more Pokémon to your area.

Furthermore, you can buy Pokécoins via in-app purchases with real money.

In the process of playing the game you are going to encounter Pokéstop. This is a real world landmark like restaurants, churches, Park, statute, shopping malls, historical markers and other places of interest in your area.

From a Pokéstop you can locate loot packs containing items like pokéballs, portions, incenses, incubators, etc, which help power-up your Pokémon journey.


In other word, Pokéstops act as power stations to get food, Lucky eggs, medicines and balls for Pokémons. These landmark locations lure Pokémons with pink flower petals so you can make a capture within 30-minute period.

Pokéstops have items that help in capturing and upgrading the pocket monsters. These items you can purchase with Pokécoins include lure modules, license, lucky egg and egg incubator.

Pokémon Go is quite adventurous and could help you in physical exercise. If you are to hatch an egg placed in an incubator, you can choose to walk a distance of 2km, 5km, or 10km. doing this brings fun, exercise and Pokémon to you.

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The downsides of playing Pokémon Go

The craze around Pokémon Go has been buzzing. It’s truly catching lots of attention and fun for game lovers!

However, this game has raised a lot of eyebrows and safety concern since its official launch on July 6, 2016.

There have been reported cases of players been robbed in certain places, dead bodies being found while playing the game, players trespassing on other people’s property, etc.

There are also privacy concerns as well as hackers crashing the servers.

So, while this game could be fun, you still need to exercise caution with it!

Can Internet Marketers Make Money With Pokemon Go?

Of course!

It’s still early in the day for Pokemon money making opportunities but it’s there if you want to jump on it.

Simply check out how it’s working and what money making opportunities are there for you to explore.

Since it’s an online game and is already used by millions of people, online marketers will surely find ways to make money with it.

Conclusively, Pokémon Go is a fun and adventure game. The app can be downloaded on iOS and Android for free.

However, you need a good phone with camera function, internet connectivity and durable battery power.

For now, it has been released in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Gamers in other parts of the world would soon be given an opportunity access this game.


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60 Responses to “ Pokémon Go -The New Craze Online and All You Need To Know about it” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Abigail Chow Profile

    Hello Winford,

    Thanks for this detailed post about this Pokemon Go craze.

    I have heard so much about it and how it’s rising so quickly.

    I read that it’s even going to get more traffic than Twitter soon, despite not yet launched in most countries.

    Nintendo has got a winner here for sure.

  • Profile photo of James Ling Profile

    Hi Winford,

    Indeed, Pokemon Go is the new craze online and of course offline! With the many crazy things happening around where the young and the old are playing this game, one cannot but agree that this is one of the craziest games around.

    Its a good one for the developers though, since they have wide acceptance within few days of launch and they could leverage on powerful advert partnership in the nearest future.

    Playing Pokemon Go sounds real fun and excitement for players and real profit making for the developers!

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi James

      Thanks for commenting, I also agree with you about Pokemon Go being one of the craziest games to pop up in a long time and it really seems like it is going to be a big win for the developers considering the amount of excitement it has aroused in so many people already.

      Have a good day

  • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

    Hi Winford,

    Its indeed exciting to learn of Pokemon Go. I am not really a gamer but the incidents around this entertaining game caught my attention!

    I was asking myself what people where thinking getting robbed, trespassing on other people’s property and throwing all kinds of caution to the wind in the name of catching and training some phantom creatures.

    Well, this is one of the huge fun part of the game, right?

    I like the fact that Pokemon Go is a successful augmented reality. This means that many business can leverage on the technology to build better brand and promotion for businesses.

    Thanks for sharing this, and its a good one for Nintendo!

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Sunday

      I really appreciate you stopping by and commenting, I follow you and have read some of your posts and comments recently, you are truly a great kingger.

      I also with your insight that businesses can leverage the technology to better their brand and promotions.

      I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

      Thanks again
      W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Celine Profile

    Hey Winford,

    This is mind boggling! It good to know that businesses are readily taking advantage to make money with Pokemon Go.

    This improved version of the original Pokemon game is a new thing that could happen to gamers.

    I can’t wait for the release of this game other other parts of Europe!

  • Profile photo of Sarah John Profile

    Hi Winford,

    I am game aficionado, or at least, I love playing to relax the brain. Pokemon Go is a move away from the regular sit a home and play with console game.

    The ability of navigating around the neighborhood to capture poke monsters for dog fighting is true fun.

    It should really give gamers opportunity to exercise their body!

    Thanks for sharing this piece!

  • Profile photo of Amit Sharan Profile

    Hi Winford,

    This is indeed an “online craze” raving everywhere! Many forums and technology blogs are discussing Pokemon Go.

    Its really thrilling seeing how people are moving out to capture pocket monsters or odd creatures for entertaining fights.

    It seems like one of those games that keeps you glued to your smartphone without minding what is happening.

    Hopefully, we would be enjoying better ways playing without experience the risks of focused concentration that is attracting negative reviews.

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hello Amit

      Yes I think some people get a little to engrossed in the game and forget about their safety, people need to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings when playing. Especially young children and teenagers should be very cautious when playing Pokemon Go

      Thanks a lot for leaving a comment.

      Good Day
      W. Moore

      • Profile photo of Amit Sharan Profile

        Thanks for replying to my comment, Winford.

        Still on safety for young children, I hope more parents learn about this Pokemon Go game to see how their children play it, and also play it themselves, to put themselves in their children’s’ shoes.

        That should help them know whether it’s safe or not and guide them accordingly.

        What do you think about this?

        • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

          Hi Amit

          Yes you are right, parents should be aware of how Pokemon Go works and understand the possible dangers when playing the game so they can inform their children on how to remain safe when playing.

          W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Barbara George Profile

    Pokemon go is indeed the new craze online.

    My only problem is the walking around with your phone to locate the odd looking creatures. I don’t know if busy people will have the time to be walking around looking for creatures, :)

    Anyway, I can’t wait to see how this plays out when it goes global.

    Thanks for writing about it here.
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    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I agree with you that some people may be to busy to play Pokemon Go very often, but hopefully it will help some of the younger people get out of the house more often.

      I have 2 nephews that are hardcore gamers and they were always in the house playing games until Pokemon Go was released and now they are at least getting out of the house more often.

      Thanks again for commenting & have a good day,
      W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Dave Profile

    Hi Winford,

    Thanks for writing about Pokemon Go. It’s really taking the online world by storm.

    I read recently that Pokemon Go users now spend more time active on it than Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and even Facebook.

    That’s crazy!

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Dave,

      That is crazy, especially considering Pokemon Go was just recently released.

      I’m sure it would be beneficial for some people to also take a break from those social media platforms once in a while and get out and play Pokemon Go.

      Thank you for commenting.

      Have a great day,
      W. Moore

      • Profile photo of Dave Profile

        Yeah, Winford, but only time will tell how profitable the active members on Pokemon Go will be to Nintendo, compared to active members on Twitter, Facebook and others.

        Thanks for a good post again.

  • Profile photo of Lawrence Berry Profile

    Pokemon Go seems like a fun game to play, but I still have not played it.

    My girlfriend has started playing it and says that she is addicted to it. Though it could be time consuming, I haven’t played because I want to spend my time wisely.

    Whenever I indulge myself in something, I try to be the best putting hours of time in that thing everyday.

    Like any game or app, more money can be made through advertising.

    Good information here.
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    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Lawrence,

      You are correct that Pokemon Go can be very time consuming and addictive. If you do find time to play I urge you to give it a try and see what you think about it.

      Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Have a good day
      W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Judith Chang Profile

    What others here have said is true, you really covered the important details about Pokémon Go in this post.

    I can’t wait to see how much bigger this craze will get, it’s already so big in the few countries it has launched in.

    But I hope little children don’t get into trouble playing this game. Safety should be a big concern of Nintendo with this game.

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Judith

      Yes Pokemon Go has really taken off since it’s release and will only get more popular as it is released in other countries.

      That is also one of my main concerns, that young children and teenagers are aware of their surroundings when playing and make safety there number one concern.

      Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Have a great day
      W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Norma Profile

    Hello Winford,

    Pokemon Go is without doubts the biggest thing everyone is raving about online now. Even in the news channels and websites, it’s all over the place.

    You have chosen the very right topic to write about.

    I like how Pokemon Go forces people to get up from their computers and move.

    Those kids who are used to sitting all day on their computers are now forced to move around, which is healthy for them.

    Thanks for writing about Pokemon Go. This post covers the important aspects of the game, that’s really good job you did.

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Norma

      Thanks for commenting, Yes it’s great that Pokemon Go has made kids get up off the couch watching TV, playing Xbox or Nintendo games and getting them outside for some exercise and fresh air for a change.

      Thanks again & have a nice day
      W. Moore

      • Profile photo of Norma Profile

        Hi Winford,

        Thanks for replying. Yes, apart from getting some exercise and fresh air, they are also making friends outside, rather than staying indoors all day, which should help them better interact with others.

  • Profile photo of David Kilburn Profile

    Like it, or not I believe these types of real world games will be hitting the marketplace in the very near future.

    Nintendo hit a home-run with the Pokémon Go game.

    It’s nice to see people back outside instead of cooped up inside on the computer but I do have a few concerns over safety.

    Hopefully, people will play this game responsibly.

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi David

      Yes, I also believe that only more of this type of game will follow in the near future.

      Safety is also one of my main concerns for younger people that are playing the game, I hope they all take precautions when playing.

      Thanks for adding your comment to the discussion.
      W. Moore

    • Profile photo of Jerry Chong Profile

      I am with you on the safety aspect, David.

      News keep coming up of people getting into trouble playing Pokemon Go. Something should be done about safety for kids playing it.

  • Profile photo of Daniel Chen Profile

    My younger brother is already very heavily addicted to Pokemon go! It’s insane how addictive it is.

    For that very reason I won’t even start it. I don’t have enough time in the day to get addicted to any game right now.

    Pubic service warning to everyone who reads this, be wary of playing this game if you have important things to do, :)

  • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

    Hi Daniel

    I know what you mean, I have two nephews that are highly addicted to playing it.

    It is defiantly not the game to play if you are tight on time.

    Thanks for leaving a comment.
    W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Anju Jerry Mathew Profile

    I have been hearing about Pokemon Go all over the news, thanks for explaining all about it in this article.

    I like to stay healthy which is why the best about this game for me is the exercise part.

    Walking distance of 2km, 5km, or 10km to hatch an egg placed in an incubator should be fun and exercising.
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  • Profile photo of Liudas Profile

    I love this game!

    It’s actually very simple yet very addictive and you also exercise.

    This game for businesses can bring in a lot of profit, if done right.

    Some examples that I have witnessed of good marketing are promoting external batteries, faster internet plans for smarthphones, organizing pokemon go events just to raise awareness of you brand (a telecommunication company).

    And I think restaurants or other local businesses can bring in a lot of customers if they are lucky enough to be next to a poke stops, they can use a lure to lure in people.

    As the game evolves I think there will be even more opportunities for businesses.
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    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Liudas

      Glad to hear you like the game so much.

      Yes, there are a lot of options for marketers and businesses to earn money or get more customers if the employ some of the strategies that you have mentioned.

      Thanking for leaving a good comment,

      Have a good day

      W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Bryan Joseph Profile

    I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without reading about Pokemon Go or hearing someone raving about it.

    It seems it’s time for me to check it out, just to see if it’s worth all the craze.

    It will also be wonderful if one can make money with it.

    How about writing a follow-up article on how to make money with this Pokemon Go craze?

    I sure would love to read it.

  • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

    Hi Bryan

    Same here, everyone I know is either playing or talking about Pokemon Go all the time.

    Stay tuned for a follow up article on ways to make money with Pokemon Go.

    Thanks for commenting,

    W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Jerry Chong Profile

    Good article about Pokemon Go, but it’s not all good news.

    I am reading about people getting into trouble playing the game. Safety is a big issue not yet addressed by Nintendo.

    Kids’ lives can be in danger just playing Pokemon Go!

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Jerry

      Safety should be everyone’s concern when playing Pokemon Go, especially children and teens. Parents should talk to their children about the danger’s that could arise when playing . I think a parent or a least a friend should always accompany younger children when they are playing the game.

      Thanks for posting a comment

      Have a good day,
      W. Moore

      • Profile photo of Jerry Chong Profile

        Hi Winford,

        This is a really good advice you gave, parents or a friend accompanying younger children when they play the game is a good idea. At least to give them a head-start on safety for a while first.

    • Profile photo of Dennis Stover Profile

      Hi Jerry,

      I agree with what you said about safety concerns but you will be surprised how smart little kids are these days. Kids are even smarter than grown-ups and most usually know how to take care of themselves.

  • Profile photo of Dennis Stover Profile

    Hi Winford,

    I already read lots about this Pokemon Go and still have to say I like how you explained it so clearly in this post.

    Those who don’t understand what it’s all about will get a good introduction from reading your post.

    You asked and answered the important questions people have and provided downsides of it as well.

    Good one this is, for sure. Thanks for this.

  • Profile photo of Matt Lambart Profile

    This post covers important aspects of this crazy new game.

    I read recently that some countries are thinking of banning Pokemon Go and Iran has become the first country in the world to ban its citizens from playing Pokemon GO due to security concerns.

    How serious is the security concern, do you think?

    • Profile photo of Winford Moore Profile

      Hi Matt

      I myself don’t think there is a security risk to countries from playing Pokemon Go, but government opinions may be different in each country. Even Facebook and Twitter are blocked by Iran, but the people still find ways around this and there are millions of Iranians on both Facebook and Twitter.

      Thanks for commenting,
      W. Moore

  • Profile photo of Krystsina Profile

    Hi Winford,

    I’m very interested in using this craze for businesses to profit out of it. Maybe you have any information on this matter? I know a lot about using Pokemon Lures, but maybe there are other ways of doing it?


  • Profile photo of Carl Profile

    Hey Winford,

    Pokemon Go seems to be the craze now. Many are already leveraging it to make money for themselves. I just have to join in the band wagon!

    Thanks for sharing this rich insight about this all fun and attention-grabbing game!

  • Profile photo of Black Profile

    Hi Winford,

    Indeed, Pokemon Go is the new ‘buzz’ online. I have seen excitement and concentration on teenagers and adults who camp around Pokestops to play.

    The good thing is that many businesses are using this development as an opportunity to make sales!

  • Profile photo of Paul Profile

    Pokemon Go is truly the catch phrase everywhere you go. I think this game is now activated in many more countries by now. I am glad for Nintendo and Niantic.

    Their partnership is truly a creative cum profitable one. Businesses should learn from this success story and give their projects to juice to relish prospects!

  • Profile photo of steven Profile

    Thanks Winford for this great enlightenment about Pokemon Go. I have really taken time to study this game, but my interest is now reawakened after your post.

    It would be lovely to start making money with this game now 😉

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