CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - If you see people walking down the street holding their phone up as if they're taking a video, chances are they're playing the wildly popular and addictive game "Pokemon GO."
The app is a digital version of the popular card game from the turn of the century.
"It's a way for us to relive some of that nostalgia from our childhood," 23-year-old said Katy Mowry.
The game sets users on a mission to find and collect Pokemon characters that are "hiding" in various locations all over the world. Today, I found one sitting on my dashboard.
Users throw a "Pokeball" at the creature in order to collect it.
Older adults have suggested the game is a waste of time and makes users look a little silly for walking around collecting imaginary characters.
Greg Auten, who owns Pinky's Westside Grill in Charlotte, was surprised to find out his restaurant has been designated a "gym" for users to unite and "fight" their characters.
Greg's take is this: "What the hell?"
While that may be the sentiment of some, millions of kids and adults have taken to the game and find it's a great means for getting outside and away from a TV video game.
"You can end up walking for miles looking for these things," Mowry said.
I was forced by co-workers to download the app Monday. At first, my eyes were rolling so far back in my head I could see the back of my hair.
Now, I may possibly have a mild addiction, and I'm finding it difficult to concentrate and finish my work...