Recently I've just been having a hard time understanding the appeal of Pokemon Go. What's the appeal of running around town for a chance to catch a Pidgey or a Weedle when you only see one every ten blocks? More to the point, most of the Pokemon out there are the crappy ones that you wouldn't even bother trying to catch on handheld. Weedle is objectively the worst Pokemon of all.
But whatever right? If I don't like it then don't download it, simple as that. Well,the problem is that all of my friends are fucking insane about it and now every time I'm invited over under the pretense that we're just going to hang out and catch a movie or play some videogames we end up at some random park at 10 p.m. trying to catch some god damn AR Pokemon! I would maybe understand it all if you got to battle with them or teach them moves like in the handheld games but you can't even do that yet. You just throw balls at them to collect them. You run around town collecting boring Gen.1 Pokemon and that's it.
Not to say that I don't appreciate what's come of the game with people finally going outside and exploring their towns but holy shit it's like a zombie virus. Maybe it's because I never really played much Pokemon as a kid and dropped the show pretty quickly but I just don't get it at all.