Who Knew Pokemon GO Would Be The World's Most Physically Painful Game?

Pokemon GO is the hottest game to hit the market in forever. People are currently trying to catch their Pikachus and Charmanders... but they're paying the price. And by paying the price, I mean they're accidentally getting some exercise.

Just look at these poor souls complaining about their sore body parts from playing the augmented reality game:

It almost feels like a global conspiracy to make people go outside. Touche, Pokemon. Touche.

Originally published on Gizmodo Australia.

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    I assumed someone had been hit by a car. I leave disappointed

      Give it time. I'm trying to decide whether we'll see our first Pokemon Go-attributed death within a week or a month.

        A driver playing Pokemon Go crashes into a pedestrian playing Pokemon Go.

    I love it, started hunting Pokemon in Friday out front of my house, ended up walking for 20 minutes and down some streets I had never been. Will wear my runners next time though.

    Well considering the servers are always down in the morning when I do my exercise, and when they are working theres nothing on my walk, and the fact shopping centers are full of gyms, PokeStops and rarer Pokemon, I feel this game is rewarding people who "loiter" at coffee shops more than those who are actually exercising.

    Shopping centers need nerfing. Parks and gardens need buffing.

      Cemeteries need more ghost pokemon. Cities need more rattatas and less zubats

        There was a plague of rattatas during the field test, but I think we caught 'em all. This must have allowed the more moderate numbers of zubats to thrive.

    Walked 10k to hatch a an egg, got a lapras.
    10k/10k would walk again

    Me and friends got drunk and started playing last night. Walked 10kms today, but unfortunately my hangover just kicked in.

    Best article to date.
    Wish my phone could run it :(

    I found venasaur in Paramatta but by the time I got there, my battery died.
    "sigh"

    Last edited 10/07/16 5:47 pm

    Is this represent the majority of young people playing pokèmon go, this proves the bad shape new generations have now, they don't make exercise at all and complain after a couple of hours hike or bike ride (which must have been pretty slow judging from the nature of the game, in which you can't just run around like a fool)

      Heh, people have been having this issue for years with Ingress too. Considering the median age for that was somewhere around 25-30, and the 'one more portal' mentality, you can go far beyond what you'd normally walk. Then all the way back, haha.

      This generation is in bad shape? haha you should see the baby boomers. All my uncles have massive beer guts and none of them even drink

      The nature of the game isn't slow at all, otherwise we might have gotten proper battling. If you live in the right areas, the game does make you run around like a fool because every time you head to a stop, you see tons more in the distance.
      The players avatar is quite huge on the map, giving you the impression that stop points are only 10m off when they are more like 100m + and more.

      I would say this proves that people love to get on bandwagons, and the bandwagon for Pokemon GO at the moment is the embellishment of the exercise.
      "Im super worn out" = "Look at me, I've been playing Pokemon go all day like you guys!!"

    Is this represent the majority of young people playing pokèmon go, this proves the bad shape new generations have now, they don't make exercise at all and complain after a couple of hours hike or bike ride (which must have been pretty slow judging from the nature of the game, in which you can't just run around like a fool)

      Or perhaps you're just seeing what you want to see, like many older people who've already decided their rose-coloured memories are better than this confusing new world.

      A dozen tweets specifically chosen to prop up a headline isn't exactly a representative random sample of millions of players, let alone "the majority of young people".

      Last edited 11/07/16 11:06 am

    Does the article really need 26 separate tweets that basically say the exact same thing over and over 'my legs are sore from pokemon go'

    Walked 15 minutes to work today and not a single pokemon. This exercise stuff is BS

    I still think that 'most physically painful game' honour belongs to Liberation Maiden with its godawful controls that cramp your hand into a claw-like vice of infinite pain if sustained for anything more than a few minutes.

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