USER GUIDE | written by RexxRaptor on a hot day
Summer time is once again upon us, and any Trainer who lives in Florida knows all too well how much of an effect the heat can have on playing Pokémon Go. It’s essential that Pokémon GO players learn to play responsibly in the heat.
Following these basic principles should help any trainer to stay safe in the sweltering Florida sun.
Keeping yourself hydrated is literally the most important step a trainer can take to ensure their safety in Florida’s heat. I recommend carrying several bottles of cold water in a backpack or purchasing a hydration pack. This will allow you to stay hydrated while also keeping both hands free for leveling up. Try to train near places with water fountains, such as a college campus or a public park.
Keeping water in your system is key!
Wear the Right Clothes!
Florida heat leaves you very few options as to what you can wear in the summer months. Be sure to wear light colored T-shirts, as they absorb less sunlight. Shoes should preferably be made from a light material. Shorts always beat pants in Florida heat so make sure you have some available. I like shorts, they’re comfy and easy to wear!
Bring A Towel!
Human beings sweat, it’s a fact of life. Some of us sweat way more than others, including yours truly! With this in mind, it’s a good idea to bring along a small towel or two. Florida is hot and humid, and sweating can make you feel damp and disgusting.
Know Your Limits!
Be sure you don’t overextend yourself in some vain attempt to hatch a 10km egg. Walking is a large part of playing Pokémon Go, but it’s important to take the occasional break and stop to rest.
Pokémon become ineffective after they’ve fainted, and so will you if you push yourself too far.
Bring an Umbrella!
Florida may be notorious for its heat, but it also gets a huge amount of rainfall in the Summer. If you’re not prepared, you’ll end up with a water-logged phone. Be sure to bring along an umbrella just in case, and make sure your phone is stored in a protective case such as an OtterBox.
It’s hard to play Pokémon GO if your health is in jeopardy. Stay safe trainers!