Probably half the people out here are playing, and every time I go to the park, every single person there is, me included. It's a pretty amazing game, but I'm starting to see a lot of team hate going around, which is gross. I'm thinking something like an NPC team rocket that occasionally takes over gyms would be a cool way to bring the player teams together and disincentivize aggression/enemy mentalities.
I joined team instinct btw - can't say no to electric type stuff.
I ALSO HAVE A FUN STORY FROM JOINING: like the beginning of basically all games, I kinda rush through the intro parts to get to actually playing. Caught my starter, a bulbasaur, and of course had to give it a dumb name because that's what I do with all pokemon. "whippyboy" was what my brain farted out in the first few seconds, so that what I typed in the prompt.
Execpt it wasn't a prompt to name my freshly caught bulbasaur.
For whatever reason, the game has you name YOURSELF after catching your starter.
So. I am now whippyboy.
I suppose I deserve this.