Pokémon Go has been identified to promote mobility and social interactions which are elements which many games have failed to address in recent years. Unlike the conventional games which promote socializing online of via game groups, Pokémon Go promotes physical movement, travel and social interactions which help overcome social seclusions which are triggered by many other games (Kaplan, 2013). This means players can get out more, travel and meet more people which is good for both their mental and physical health.
Every action also has a reaction so only focusing on the pros linked to the game would be biased and discussing some cons is also critical. While the game is still very new and has a limited distribution among players, there are already some serious concerns linked to player safety and time linked to the game. Smartphone apps are notorious for distracting the user and already hundreds of people are losing their lives each year due to focusing more on their phone rather than what’s happening around them. With the Pokémon Go game taking players out on the street, the first and most alarming cons would be it will increase safety breaches considerably. Now in addition to social media and communication apps, the game would also bring players out on the streets which is likely to increase the number of accidents directly caused by the use of the game. There is also the aspect linked to time management where most working adults and parents will simply overlook the game. This is because they lack the time to pursue the Pokémon practically by travelling from place to place which makes the game unfriendly for a working adult.