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How Pokémon GO changed a Trainer’s life

Pokemon GO was launched in 2016, and since then has helped so many people’s lives in many ways. And this is a huge story as well.

Niantic recently uploaded a video with the story of Tommy, a Trainer from Greenwich, United Kingdom, that shares a part of his life and tells how Pokemon GO has helped him lose weight and many other health issues.

When he was a kid, Tommy felt the rejection of everyone, and didn’t have many friends. Because of that, he started to gain some weight (with the consequences of that) to the point when he did not recognize the person he turned into. He realized he needed a change.

This change came with Pokemon GO. At first, he started walking for 20 minutes max each day and With the adittion of more in-game content, he then walked even more KMs.  He began to tell the difference in his body in 3 months. He says “If I can do this in 3 months…how much will I change in a year?” .

In no time he lost almost 10 tons due to walking and have some exercise, and even got a job as a writer, allowing him to have a normal life.

Nowadays, he plays everyday with his boss and colleagues, who also are a huge Pokemon GO players! Together, they have a little community, they raid together and and have an amazing time at the Community Days. They are like a family now, and they can’t see life without each other.

Definitely, Pokemon GO is not just an app that you can download on your phone and that’s it. It has the power to change lives, and we are aware that like Tommy, it has helped millions and millions of lives around the world.

You can watch the video here:


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