Everywhere you turn these days, you will probably hear about the new mobile game called Pokemon Go. It has taken the world by storm, but many adults have no idea what it is.

Pokemon Go is the newest popular game for Android or IOS devices. It combines a search for curious monsters and brings them into a sort of virtual reality.

The new phone app really appeals to those with nostalgia of the old Pokemon shows, card game, and

hand-held games embody the franchise’s phrase “gotta catch ‘em all”.

The difference between the old card and hand-held games is now they can try to actually catch all of the Pokemon characters in their own backyard, sometimes literally.

Pokemon Go draws people in with the lure of nostalgia, but it also helps people get up off the couch and get exercise as they walk around looking for Pokemon.

Pokemon Go accomplishes this better than the parent game, called Ingress, because of the familiarity of the characters and childhood memories of the players.

Though you can play just about anywhere, it’s easier to catch these creatures by walking around and being active. Areas that typically have a heavier traffic flow make it easier to find Pokemon and PokeStops, a place where you get supplies needed to catch the Pokemon.

PokeStops are usually found at churches, post offices, statues, or other unique sites in a community.

The object of the game is to catch as many interesting and strong Pokemon as possible to use to battle others and win control of Pokemon gyms for their team.

These gyms are similar to PokeStops, except for the fact they don’t give out gear and you can’t battle at PokeStops.

The other interesting thing about this game is the people you get to meet. It’s pretty easy to spot people flinging Pokeballs on their phone screens to catch the creatures, and they are usually friendly and willing to help you learn more about the game.

Alex Marsh, a Leesville resident who came to DeRidder to play, says he plays because he played Ingress, a game created by Niantic Labs that Pokemon was designed to emulate.

He prefers to play in DeRidder over Leesville because the walk is a little easier to maneuver downtown.

“I find this much easier to play than Ingress, and it is quite nostalgic,” Marsh says of the new game.

One of Chelsea Bullet’s favorite parts of Pokemon Go is the pictures you can take. The game can pair with the phone’s camera and allow for some pretty funny photos with the virtual Pokemon in an actual place in the city.

Bullet plays because of the nostalgia from her childhood. She said when she was shopping in Walmart the other day and saw a Pokemon she wanted to take a picture with, her friend held the camera while she ran to stand near where the Pokemon was.

Her friend lined up the Pokemon so both were in the picture, and now Bullet has a photo she

can treasure forever. Some pictures online have shown Pidgeys, a bird-type Pokemon, sitting on someone’s shoulder. Others have just made funny faces similar to the characters. The photo opportunities are endless.

The other good thing about this game is it helps others learn about their city or town.

DeRidder has PokeStops at the museum and Blue Star Memorial markers in downtown, and for those who aren’t in a hurry, they might stop and read them. This game may also attract tourists, even if they are just passing through, which could be good for the businesses along the strip downtown also.

If you’re looking for a way to get off the couch or just explore your town, the game is free

to download on your iOS or Android device. Maybe you will get caught by the objective of

the game and feel the need to “catch ‘em all”.