Pokémon Go Philippines Is Here And People Can’t Handle It
Last July, the Pokemon fever took the world by storm with the launch of Pokémon Go, a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game available on iOS and Android. However, when Pokémon Go first rolled out, the Philippines was not among the countries included in its initial launch. Many Pokémon fans in the Philippines were disappointed at first and tried whatever they could just to get the app. A month later after its launch, this Pokémon Go Philippines finally arrived on our shores.
As we celebrate the arrival of Pokémon Go, Filipino tweeps, as per their usual fashion, had a lot of witty things to say about this momentous occasion. We might have snickered out loud a few times.
Just like you and me, they are just as happy and excited about Pokémon Go’s arrival.
#PokemonGo is finally here in the Philippines to stay!! ????#PokemonStay ???
— Adrian Daliva (@AdrianDaliva) August 6, 2016
Tagal nating hinintay to. It’s finally here in the Philippines!! #PokemonGo
— SaabMagalonaBacarro (@saabmagalona) August 6, 2016
Pokemon Go finally in the Philippines! YES!
— Megan Young (@meganbata) August 6, 2016
Holy Squirtles! ? #PokemonGo is finally here in the Philippines! Yay!??? #PHforPokemonGo ? pic.twitter.com/wTYqIDlVza
— Miss Krizzy (@krizzy_kalerqui) August 6, 2016
POKEMON GO IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES FICKKCHEJSJJDJID pic.twitter.com/b7AVSRnNUU
— Millennial of Manila (@MillennialOfMNL) August 6, 2016
*cue Ariel’s Finally jingle in the background*
Could Pokémon Go be the fitness app that we need?
#PokemonGO went live today in the Philippines? *grabs phone, downloads the app and goes outside* pic.twitter.com/irrxGeTBsw
— Kim (@escapeconfines) August 6, 2016
(Admit it, you also downloaded a pedometer or a fitness app to track your steps while playing Pokémon Go outside)
Apparently, Pokémon Go is not for every smartphone.
BEST FEELING - Available na ang Pokemon Go sa Play Store Philippines ??
WORST FEELING - Hindi pwede sa phone mo kasi hindi compatible ??
— HUGOT ✨ (@PropesorHugot) August 6, 2016
Paano kung si crush malapit lang tapos may Bulbasaur or Eevee malapit sa kanya?
Pokemon Go hack: wait for a pokemon near a cutie to have a valid reason to point your camera that way ??
— Enzo Cruz (@zoencruz) August 6, 2016
A word of advice from MMDA:
ADVISORY: Don’t Pokemon and Drive. #MayHuliYan
— Official MMDA (@MMDA) August 6, 2016
How to announce Pokemon Go in the Philippines, the Chimcharot way! #PokemonGo #PokemonGoPH #pokemonGOPhilippines pic.twitter.com/nmWUZnGubq
— Jonas Roque (@facebuko) August 6, 2016
The Pinsir pun game is strong.
im super excited to catch a pinsir tapos i’ll rename it marks & pinsir
— Randolph ? (@rabdolph) August 6, 2016
If you catch Pinsir keep him somewhere safe and call it Pinsir Case.
— BRANDON VOID (@IrishDDizon) August 6, 2016
No one is immune to the Pokémon fever. Just ask James Reid.
RT if you’re already addicted to Pokemon go
— James Reid (@JayeHanash) August 6, 2016
Which Pokémon have you caught today? Do you know any places to find and train them? Share with us some tips, too!