Love is in the air.
Or at least something like it. Let’s take a dive and look at Pokemon’s attempt to bring people together, adult swaddling, and the Super Bowl.Pokémon GO is still a thing apparently. While that may not be news to everyone, what may be new information is Nintendo is trying to bring people back into the game, and together, with a few perks for players this Valentine’s Day.
Here’s a look at what’s being added:
- “Players will receive double the amount of candy when catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon.”
- “Buddy Pokémon will find candy twice as fast for their trainers.”
- Lure Modules, which attract Pokémon, will last for six hours instead of 30 minutes. Love is in the air, it seems.
- You’ll have a higher chance of catching pink Pokémon, including Chansey, Porygon, and Clefairy.
- Similarly, pink baby Pokémon like Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum — three of the newest additions to the game — will have a higher chance of hatching from eggs.
Sounds like a good enough reason to grab your smartphone and your Valentine, and head out to catch ’em all. The update is live now and goes through February 15th at 11:00 am Pacific.
Japan has a lot of cultural differences we here in the States often see as oddities.
One of the newer trends in health practices is adulting wrapping. It’s essentially wrapping adults up like you’d swaddle a child. The practice was started by a Kyoto midwife who thought of how children are swaddled at birth and wondered if that could help new moms with post labor pains.
It’ll be interesting to see if the trend makes it to the United States.
America was foiled by Patriots again.
Despite probably 49 states and most of the civilized world rooting against them, they topped the Falcons in thrilling fashion. Along the way the set the record for the largest Super Bowl comeback (was 10, they did 25), most yards passing for a quarterback (466 beating 414 by new Hall of Famer Kurt Warner), and increased Brady’s record for touchdowns in the Super Bowl (15).
But hey, at least we had the commercials.