I’ll admit it – I hopped on the Pokemon train about a week after Pokemon GO was launched. I saw snarks and fun comments on Facebook, so I downloaded it out of curiosity. Then I got Hims to download it. And found out my friend Deanna was playing it, too!
Of course, Pokemon is supposed to be for kids, right? The game app might attract some twenty-somethings, but really – you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone older than 25 playing this.
Yeah….. no. In the first week of playing, Hims and I ran across mostly women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, wandering around parking lots and places like the American Legion, looking down at their smartphone screens. Some men and women in their 30s would hang out in their car, air conditioners blowing, while waiting for the closest Pokestop to renew, and trying to capture the monsters showing up because someone (usually a business) dropped a lure. After about a month or so of playing, I’ve seen a total of three, maybe four, kids under the age of 16 playing this – including at parks. (All boys.) I love that it’s a fun, active game that people of all ages have gotten into!
In its way, Pokemon GO is in fashion. Not just a fashion for kids-through-Millenials, but for those of us who remember the 90s clearly. (Okay, at least a lot of the 90s clearly… there was alcohol involved, after all!)
Another week of the Beauties On Fire collab. Twenty or so bloggers will be posting their takes on “Pokemon” this weekend! Some will be doing makeup and others will be doing fashion. All of them promise to be a lot of fun! Head on over to Elizabeth’s blog right here, and you’ll see the rest of the links at the bottom of the page – but you best read hers first!