Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
I Patiently Waited To Download The Official Pokémon GO App In Canada And Now I Regret It

Okay, true story, I consider myself to be a pretty good person. Like, I follow the the rules. I don’t jay walk, ever. I stop at stop signs for a full three seconds. And I don't download games unless they've been released by the official manufacturer in my country.

Why is that? I don't know. Maybe I'm paranoid, or lazy, or both - but my point with all of this is that I, like a tiny handful of my fellow Montrealers, waited until Niantic officially released the Pokémon Go app in Canada to start playing the game.

A photo posted by Pokemon Go Montréal (@pokemongomtl) on

And it was kind of a dumb move on my part, to be honest with you guys.

I knew I was going to be totally obsessed with this game before it came out. I played a version of it on my friend's phone when it first became available in Canada, and I was legit hooked; but even if I'd never touched the game a day in my life, I'd still be obsessed with it.

A photo posted by Pokemon Go Montréal (@pokemongomtl) on

When I was younger, and way too consumed with the first gen Pokémon show, I could only dream that something like this would come out. Now that it has, I mean, it's not only nostalgic, but also hugely satisfying. And, as it turns out, super fun. And intimidating. Very, very intimidating.

Since I waited for the official app to come out in Canada, I'm already at a disadvantage. There have been champs playing this game for a whole week before I did, racking up levels and rare Pokémon like nobody's business. (Also, this would probably be a good time to mention the fact that the sheer number of people downloading the app had the servers down for, like, two hours, so I had to wait even longer to catch me some Pokémon).

READ ALSO:

Plus, I feel like a literal Slowpoke about everything. I just got to level 5 today. I'm still trying to decide between Mystic, Valor, and Instinct - meanwhile, there's a Valor gym near my house protected by a legit Dragonite.

A photo posted by Rak Tahiana (@tahianarak) on

And it's not like I've been in a Poké blackout for the past week, either. I’ve been seeing people’s statuses. I’ve been reading. I know how awesome it gets as you progress, which makes it all that much more painful to have to start at level 1. I know what I can have. I’ve tasted it. And yet here I am, scrambling to catch 52 Drowzees to get my XP up.

But at the end of the day, this game’s awesome, friends. And no matter what level we’re at... well, we’re all in this together.

MUST-HAVE Pokémon GO iPhone and Android battery packs!!!

Add mtlblog on Snapchat.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...