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How Pokemon Go got me to explore Karachi when nothing else would
So I may have run inside the men’s restroom today. No, it wasn’t like the ladies’ room was full and I had an emergency. But I had to go in there… to catch a Pokemon. Because I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was.
Such is the dilemma faced by Pokémon Go players around the world, and now, in Pakistan.
For those who don’t know about Pokémon (because you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past two decades), Pokémon, short for Pocket Monsters, is a Nintendo franchise that started out as a video game in 1996 and became a popular TV series that shows a world where these creatures live. The players act as ‘trainers’; they have to catch the Pokémon and train them for battles against other trainers.
With the launch of Pokémon GO, old and new Pokémon fans like myself are happy because to catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause. We get to finally travel across the land, searching far and wide (okay okay, I’ll stop! But admit it, you were singing it too) – and that too literally!