Pokémon Go EXPLAINED

What is Pokemon Go and how does it work? Kim Horcher of Nerd Alert explains to Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“SAN FRANCISCO — There are video games that go viral overnight, causing people to coop themselves up in their homes for days to play.

But the opposite has happened with Pokémon Go, a free smartphone game that has soared to the top of the download charts: It has sent people into streets and parks, onto beaches and even out to sea in a kayak in the week since it was released. The game — in which players try to capture exotic monsters from Pokémon, the Japanese cartoon franchise — uses a combination of ordinary technologies built into smartphones, including location tracking and cameras, to encourage people to visit public landmarks, seeking virtual loot and collectible characters that they try to nab.

Boon Sheridan, a resident of Holyoke, Mass., has seen the activity firsthand. His home, a converted gable-roofed church that once attracted worshipers, had without his knowledge been designated a Pokémon “gym,” a place where players who reach Level 5 in the game must go to train their Pokémon characters. In the last week, as the game became the most downloaded and top grossing app, he has been wondering how to explain to neighbors all the people who congregated on the sidewalk and pulled up at odd hours.

“I want to make sure I tell them, ‘Hey, I’m not a drug dealer,’” Mr. Sheridan said. “I know there are people pulling up in front of the house all the time, but trust me I have no say in this.”

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Kim Horcher

Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Kim Horcher

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74 Comments

    • +Morgan Rath They didn’t talk about race at all in this video, YOU did,
      you’re the race baiter, and if you dislike every story automatically
      doesn’t that show clear bias?
      Tell me then, what did you dislike about he video?

    • +Sti599888 Yes they do google it moron. Hillary and Trump made it into a
      million dollar industry this election.

    • +Zymothy Vynn
      You might not be more suspicious of black people than white people walking
      around, but a big chuck of society will react differently to seeing a black
      person running around vs a white person running around.

      You don’t even have to be on peoples properties.
      If you a black person walking around aimlessly(looking for pokemon) on
      public property at night, many people will be suspicious. Less people would
      be suspicious when your white.

    • +Janice from Accounting A big chunk. Not all. You don’t know the minds of
      every human being on the planet.

  1. I love how completely lost Cenk is about all this. He’s like my grandfather
    using a computer.

    • He should’ve started with “I’m gonna be Grandpa Cenk SORRY!”. JOHN found a
      Diglett in a van lol!

    • So? Just catch every Ratttata you find. It’ll give you stardust to power up
      other Pokemon and the Rattata candy can be used to upgrade your a Rattata
      to a Raticate. Just catch a Rattata and then throw it out immediately.
      That’s what I have been doing with them as well as with Pidgeys.

    • *Pokemon Go takes place on a world primarily made of water*

      IGN doesn’t complain about it.

    • +IdarkphoenixI i should know? well i don’t :p care to explain it to me?
      and i absolutely don’t think people are being pushed away because they only
      get more and more subscribers. what’s happening is that tyt is becoming
      bigger and more famous and with more people watching there will be more
      people liking them but also more people disliking them. but people
      disliking things usually don’t go away, they just keep watching and saying
      that they don’t like it.
      the most popular guy on youtube disabled comments on his videos because he
      got so much hateful comments.

    • +No Name they have always made a full show then cut it into small videos
      for upload on youtube and in every show there have been lighter segments
      like this one that isn’t news, it’s not a new thing they have started with.
      and every time trolls gets something to complain about and saying “is this
      news?! unsubscribing”.

    • +skoda10
      More subscribers yet their sub-to-view ratio per video is at best 10% and
      having more subscribers doesn’t mean that people who used to like them
      aren’t being pushed away due to their increasingly extremist views, you
      just threw out a total red herring there.

      But you know what, it’s just much easier to discard those guys, call them
      all trolls/dislike bots and move on, not accepting the fact that TYT has
      taken a significant change in it’s mantra.

    • +skoda10
      I love how triggered you get that people out there could possibly have a
      legitimate dislike of TYT.

  2. why are all the majority of Pokémon male I think it is sexist do you agree
    TYT

    • She is the main Host for “Nerd Alert”. She also guest hosts “Think Tank”
      from time to time. Both shows are a part of the TYT network.

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