Pokémon GO Has Everyone Exercising, Improving Mental Health
Pokémon GO had a great start, even with buggy servers it managed to get millions of users onboard. The game is rapidly approaching a daily active user rate similar to that of Twitter, while already surpassing Tinder. That’s right, we’ve reached a point where people need Scyther more than sex in the world!
You need to walk around to catch Snorlax, Jigglypuff, Pikachu & all other Pokémon. So this has resulted users, from shut-ins to nostalgic Individuals to venture out in the wild.
Leaving all those accidents aside Pokémon GO’s success has led to an inadvertent phenomenon: a spark in exercise – and everyone is talking about it. Many players have said the game has unexpectedly helped them with their mental health. See these tweets for instance:
#PokemonGO is going to do wonders for my mental health, providing me with purpose and reason to go outside at last.
— Drew Dale (@drwdal) July 6, 2016
Real talk – as someone with anxiety/depression, the fact that I've spent most of this weekend outside with friends is unreal. #PokemonGo
— HirezDavid (@uglycatlady) July 10, 2016
I've probably burned 1,000 calories playing #PokemonGO today.
— SLOTH (@Timmyham) July 8, 2016
in all seriousness, pokemon go is one of the greatest things that has happened to my mental health
— six (@osskov) July 8, 2016
Pokémon Go has already made an estimated $14 Million, reports SuperData. Staggeringly, these numbers aren’t even taking into account the potential revenue Pokémon Go will generate when it’s made available globally. Hopefully if their servers survive.
Live footage of #PokemonGO servers. pic.twitter.com/xuqjSn4i8x
— LuLaRoe JenSchleiche (@LuLaRoeJenS) July 8, 2016