It’s a tough sell when you’re trying to convince someone that you can’t play the game, but that’s exactly what’s happening for two people with their own Facebook accounts who have been playing Pokémon GO in New York City for nearly a month.
In a Facebook video released on Friday, a woman named Sara, who goes by the name Sarah, shows off her ability to convince friends to come over to her house to play the mobile game.
She begins by explaining how she got into the game after finding out about it on Reddit.
“My friend and I are having an argument over who has the most followers on the Pokémon GO subreddit and she says, ‘I’m going to play Pokemon GO with my boyfriend,’ ” she explains.
“I had no idea how to get my boyfriend to play, so I just did it.”
Sara explains that she’s been playing the game since March and it’s been “totally worth it.”
“The game is so much fun,” she says.
“The graphics are amazing.
It’s got a really immersive feel.
You can actually play the Pokémon.
It feels like real life.”
The woman goes on to explain that she was playing Pokémon Go in New Orleans, where she’s from, because she wants to meet someone “who’s into it and would love to be able to play it with me.”
The video ends with Sara telling the story of how she’s persuaded her boyfriend to join her on Facebook Messenger.
“We have been chatting a lot online, and she just started messaging me and asking me what I was doing and what I would like to do if we ever get together,” Sara says.
The couple decided to play Pokémon GO on Thursday night because they wanted to see how it would play with them.
“It was really fun,” Sara said.
“We’re not even really that competitive, but we are super stoked to get the chance to play with someone we love.”
Sarah says the two are in love and are trying to get into the community.
“People love our relationship,” she said.
“I’m not a huge Pokémon fan, but I am a huge fan of people that enjoy Pokémon.
I think it’s a great game, and it feels so much like real-life.”