Ariel Sprite's articles




 


Since its release, Pokémon GO offers countless players the chance to relive an age of nostalgia and it no doubt has taken the world by storm. My social media feeds are full of posts from friends I have not spoken with in years and yet I find myself excitedly messaging them with updates of my own Pokémon GO adventures. Connections I thought died out in the monotony of adulthood are suddenly thriving anew. And while I am enamored by the opportunity to reconnect with these fellow Pokémon trainers, I would have never begun to imagine the impact this free app would make for complete and total strangers. I have found myself walking the dogs outside, looking around, and seeing any number of individuals (all of varying ages) with their phones in the air and the declaration of, "There's a full grown Venomoth right over here!" and watching others crowd that corner of the par...