Pokemon Go: Throwing a phone at Charmander rather than the Pokeball is not the way to go – Metro


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Shout out to this guy who really doesn't get how Pokémon Go works

Martin is all of us who don’t quite get Pokemon Go (Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Okay, full disclosure here: we’ve read a lot about Pokémon Go in the last week, but some of us (like me) are still struggling to get our heads round it.

It’s the whole augmented reality thing – it’s messing with your minds. Like 3D printing.

So, to some extent, we can relate to this guy’s confusion.

Last week, a guy called Martin downloaded the app onto his phone and up popped a Charmander. At which point Martin panicked and asked a friend.

‘Guys how do I play Pokémon. HELP,’ he messaged the group. ‘Throw it at him,’ came the response. By this, they meant swipe the Poké Ball toward the Pokémon (apparently that’s how you do it, just FYI).

Message 1

(Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Martin, however, appeared to take the advice literally.

Message 2

(Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Yes, Martin did actually throw his phone.

‘Why are you like this’ Martin?

Message 3

(Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Now, we know what you’re thinking, this being the Internet and all. You think Martin just Photoshopped the message alongside a broken phone for the retweets. He didn’t actually throw his phone did he?

Well, he insists he did. ‘I was fairly lucky that the phone landed on its back, the screen itself is nearly undamaged except for a small crack in the corner,’ he told Indy100.

‘I do find it funny how people are split over whether it was “fake” or not. At the end of the day, people will think what they want.’

Oh, and he says he took the photo of his broken phone on his tablet.

But, not everyone was questioning his story. Some people just mocked him instead.

And a lot of people whispered ‘this could have been me’.

So, whether this was just for the retweets, or whether Martin genuinely did throw his phone at a cartoon animal that wasn’t there, some people are definitely thankful for the heads up.

You heard him. Don’t throw your phone, it doesn’t work, guys.

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Shout out to this guy who really doesn't get how Pokémon Go works

Martin is all of us who don’t quite get Pokemon Go (Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Okay, full disclosure here: we’ve read a lot about Pokémon Go in the last week, but some of us (like me) are still struggling to get our heads round it.

It’s the whole augmented reality thing – it’s messing with your minds. Like 3D printing.

So, to some extent, we can relate to this guy’s confusion.

Last week, a guy called Martin downloaded the app onto his phone and up popped a Charmander. At which point Martin panicked and asked a friend.

‘Guys how do I play Pokémon. HELP,’ he messaged the group. ‘Throw it at him,’ came the response. By this, they meant swipe the Poké Ball toward the Pokémon (apparently that’s how you do it, just FYI).

Message 1

(Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Martin, however, appeared to take the advice literally.

Message 2

(Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Yes, Martin did actually throw his phone.

‘Why are you like this’ Martin?

Message 3

(Picture: Martin/Twitter)

Now, we know what you’re thinking, this being the Internet and all. You think Martin just Photoshopped the message alongside a broken phone for the retweets. He didn’t actually throw his phone did he?

Well, he insists he did. ‘I was fairly lucky that the phone landed on its back, the screen itself is nearly undamaged except for a small crack in the corner,’ he told Indy100.

‘I do find it funny how people are split over whether it was “fake” or not. At the end of the day, people will think what they want.’

Oh, and he says he took the photo of his broken phone on his tablet.

But, not everyone was questioning his story. Some people just mocked him instead.

And a lot of people whispered ‘this could have been me’.

So, whether this was just for the retweets, or whether Martin genuinely did throw his phone at a cartoon animal that wasn’t there, some people are definitely thankful for the heads up.

You heard him. Don’t throw your phone, it doesn’t work, guys.

MORE: These people are the widows and widowers of Pokemon Go

MORE: The 20 stages of attempting to play Pokemon Go

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