I Think Pokemon Go is Bad

By Kaiser

Do you think Pokemon Go is good or bad?

Pokemon Go is the most played game ever with 7.2 million downloads in the first week, according to Fortune.com. Kids play Pokemon Go, teenagers play Pokemon Go, adults play Pokemon Go. I think Pokemon Go can take over lots of things because it puts you in dangerous situations, and I think it is bad for driving. I really think Pokemon Go is a bad, bad game. Pokemon Go is a bad, addicting game.

I think Pokemon Go can take over screen time and play time. I read that one kid that was playing Pokemon Go was playing for seven hours; it can make people want to play the game all the time. I think it stops kids from doing other things like going on trips. It makes kids not want to do things that they used to do. I read one New York Times commenter who said “if you're too focused on your phone and the game then you're not going to know about your surroundings and what's going in the world.” This shows that it can affect reality in the person's perspective.  I think there are much more real things that you can do instead of playing Pokemon Go.

I believe that Pokemon Go can put you into dangerous situations in the real world. I read that Jerson Lopez de Leon, 18, died after being shot along with his 17-year-old cousin. The two broke into a home in Guatemala in an attempt to catch a Pokémon, the Daily Mirror reported. The teen’s death is the first reported fatality related to the game. This proves that misusing Pokemon Go can be dangerous. I read that two men in their early 20s “fell an estimated 50 to 90 feet down a cliff in Encinitas,” while playing Pokemon Go. This is another way of Pokemon Go being dangerous. These examples prove Pokemon Go can put you into dangerous situations in the real world.

Pokemon Go is an AR game which is bad for driving. I know in Baltimore a driver that was playing Pokemon Go crashed into a car. I think AR  games can be good when you are playing in a building but it can be bad while driving. I read when you are driving you need to look at the road not play Pokemon Go. I think Pokemon Go can be a good game but you don’t play it while driving and balance screen time. This is proof that Pokemon Go is an AR game which is bad for driving

For all these reasons Pokemon Go is terrible. It takes over play time, and it puts you in dangerous situations. Pokemon Go can be harmless to some people but  it is too dangerous to be so popular.