Some may say The Pokémon GO craze has been and gone, and you can’t disagree that there has been a dramatic decline in the number of players. You don’t even have to see the official stats of how many players are online because you can now visit local hotspots without people walking around with their eyes glued to their phone screens. I remember at its peak I would go down to the National Waterways Museum and there would be cars parked up all along the road and over 100 people hanging around catching Pokémon. A recent update has tried to recapture the audience it once held in the palm of its hand, but whilst it may have reeled in a few of its old fans with the introduction of new Pokémon and features it hasn’t had the effect Niantic or The Pokémon Company will have wanted.
Despite that, it has been revealed in a blog post that Pokémon GO Trainers have racked over a whopping 5.4 Billion Miles (8.7 Billion Kilometres) which equates to 200,000 trips around the Earth. Such an impressive feat should be celebrated, not just for a record number, but as a reminder at all the good it has done. Think of all the kids (and adults) who before its release were sitting down in front of a computer screen as I am as now typing this, then all of a sudden it had people out in the open world exercising without even realising it. So well done Pokémon GO and thank you for helping to try and tackle the obesity problem many nations face today.
If you’d like to see their reveal video, you can do so by clicking HERE.