Despite a recent outcry against Pokémon Go by religious fanatics on social media, the mobile app is doing a lot of good for those suffering from various mental illnesses. By encouraging players to interact with one another, exercise, and leave their homes, Pokémon Go is actually improving the mental health and as a result, the lives, of many people suffering from anxiety and depression.
POKÉMON has been a worldwide phenomenon since its initial success in 1996. The franchise has made its way through Game Boy consoles, through TV, through all DS versions, and finally hit the app stores as POKÉMON GO. The extremely popular game app with a unique interpretation of "virtual reality" has not only captured the attention of the world, but has also truly taken the creator's original concept to heart.