EVER since he was a child, Rockhampton businessman Evan Treacy has dreamed of becoming a Pokemon Master. Yesterday his dream came true.

Pokemon Go launched in Australia yesterday and has been an overwhelming hit for all ages.

Evan Tracy playing Pokemon in East Street Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Evan Tracy playing Pokemon in East Street Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Evan could not hide his enthusiasm for the game he has not stopped playing.

"It's pretty awesome. Just dropped out of the blue yesterday, very cool," Evan said.

"It immerses you into the real world, I like that you can go outside and give people a reason to be more social.

"And it's continually growing. It's people you wouldn't expect. Like today I was walking down the road when this man in his late thirties was driving past, saw me on my phone and he had his, pulled up and he was playing Pokemon. It was awesome.

"This is like what every kid has wanted Pokemon to be. Watching the television show, everyone wanted to be a Pokemon trainer. It captured everyone's imagination so now we actually can. You find water Pokemon near water, grass in grass, it is great."

L-R Sarah Simic and Evan Tracy playing Pokemon in East Street Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
L-R Sarah Simic and Evan Tracy playing Pokemon in East Street Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Read why police had to issue warnings to Pokemon trainers. 

He believes the unique game will encourage people to get outside and find their favourites.

"I woke up two hours before work and went for a walk, usually I would have stayed in bed," he said.

"Introverts have now gotten out and walking around. It is encouraging everyone to be a part of it.

"My favourite one I've found would be my Poliwhirl which was pretty cool, I went for a half an hour walk. It was pretty intense. That was cool and I have also liked all the three starters."

So far, a part from minor issues, the only problems Evan has found with the game was keeping his phone charged.

You can join other Pokemon trainers by searching for Pokemon Go Rockhampton on Facebook. 


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