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


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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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!

  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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, 🙂

  13. 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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  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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?