Pokémon Go the new mobile game that lets players catch Pokémon as they roam the streets has become a bit of a phenomenon. It’s a game that uses augmented reality and GPS software to display virtual creatures in the real world so that players can find and capture said creatures.
Many of your pupils will already be playing Pokémon Go – it’s a great way to get people, young and old, out of the house and moving around. Within a month of its launch (July 2016) Nintendo’s share price had doubled (despite not owning or distributing the game). High-level accounts are being bought and sold for hundreds of pounds; there are already 9.5 million daily players and apparently, there are claims that, amongst adults, it is proving more popular than online pornography!