Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week you’ll know that Pokémon (yes those cute little monsters you used to play with on your Game Boy and trade cards with in the playground throughout the 90’s) are back, and back in a very big way.
So what’s all the fuss about? Essentially Pokémon Go is Pokémon for the 21st century… it’s an augmented reality game for your phone that allows you to actually catch all 151 Pokémon including Pikachu and our personal fave, Jigglypuff, in real life.
By using your phone’s GPS the encourages users to seek out rare Pokémon in a variety of locations in their city and train them to fight and become stronger. Since it’s release in Australia, New Zealand and the US last week it’s been downloaded roughly 7.5 million times, has now been downloaded more times than dating app Tinder and has set Nintendo’s shares soaring over 50%.
And with rollout across Europe and Asia happening at the moment it’s on track to surpass even Twitter’s daily active users! Whilst the game has been met with some odd stories including a girl in the US who found a dead body near a river whilst out catching ‘em all, overall the game has been widely applauded for its positive impact on mental health as it’s getting more and more people out of the house and socialising with the community around them.
So in honour of this nostalgic phenomenon Stylight decided to give a stylish spin to the game and turn style icons into our favourite Pokémon pocket monsters.