LOS ANGELES, CA - Pokémon Go is the hottest app release of the year. You can’t go online without seeing news about the game. And you can’t look out your window without seeing very pale people taking photos of your tree for some reason. The game’s addictive-ness is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Whether you’ve been chasing Charizard since day one or are just considering a download now, here is what you need to know.
Your Battery life will suffer. Playing for long or even brief periods will drain your charge. So keep your charger handy.
You are likely to run into other users who are looking for the same Pokémon IN PERSON. So play nice. Pokémon Go uses your personal information and location, so act with caution.
Don’t post personal information about yourself or other users and avoid using your real name.
RESPECT NON-USERS! As many people have learned, their business or even homes are featured prominently in the game as a place to battle rival teams. If you plan on searching for Pokémon late at night or during odd hours, people may call the cops. Do the right thing and let them know what you are doing so you don't alarm them.
You will get exercise without even realizing it. So wear comfortable shoes, stretch, and drink plenty of water.
But most importantly WATCH WHERE YOU ARE WALKING. And have fun. Vive la Pokémon revolution!