Charmander, Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Venusaur- if these sound cryptic and foreign to your strangers, you must introduce yourself to the lively pokemon land. According to a recent post in www.huffingtonpost.com, children who play the Japanese animated series Pokémon have several health benefits.
Next time you chide your child for being addicted to Pokémon, you will think again after reading this.
· Keeps Your Child Active
A survey conducted among children revealed an interesting fact about the game. All the participants had one thing to say- the game kept them on their feet. It made them go places and make new friends. If you are already reeling under the spell of video games, these results will not come as a surprise to a parent.
For starters, the Pokémon Go requires the players called as ‘trainers’ to download the game on their smartphone. Put two and two and you get four. Give a smartphone to a 12-year old, and they are more than glad to play with them.
Pokémon Go requires the trainers to walk around and find Pokémon. The Certain location is known as Pokestops grant access to items like Poke-eggs. Going to several Poke Stops in order to collect these items requires plenty of walking. What started off as a hobby now turns into a fitness regime for children.
As the game proceeds, notice that the trainers have to walk in order to get certain things accomplished. For instance, to hatch an egg a trainer must walk for a few miles. The youngsters are not complaining either, and seem to enjoy meeting new people and discovering places.
The players- teenagers, adults or kids- are exercising and this increases in better appetite and a good night’s rest.
· Helps Discover Places
The game is a good example of how kids are enjoying the experience of discovering the local area. The game requires the trainer to visit certain place in order to earn points or complete a level. This leads to an interesting turn, where children venture out and discover new, hidden places that were unexplored.
It could even be the local garden or the library, Pokémon Go has the ability to turn couch potatoes into wanderlusts.
· Joy Of Meeting New People
When the trainers stop at Pokémon stops, it brings all the players together. This offers a chance for social interaction and increases your sense of oneness. You might get a chance to see the new family who moved into the apartment or catches up on some interesting conversation with other players.
This non-violent game, unlike the other varieties, brings together families and lessens the generation gap. Parents step out with their children and they interact with other players. This interesting way of bumping into new faces gives the kids a chance to make friends and work on their social etiquette skills.
· Encourages Team Work
Constantly staring at the phone for a long time can lead to health issues and accidents. The game encourages the players to work in a team, so they can clear the levels. This improves the team spirit and encourages the children to work better in a team.