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Pokémon Go’s health benefits seem short lived

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 14 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6684
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

The smartphone game Pokémon Go improves physical activity, but the effect is only moderate and no longer observed after six weeks, research published in The BMJ shows.1

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game in which players walk around to find cartoon characters appearing on their smartphone screen. It was launched in July 2016 and has been downloaded over 500 million times worldwide. …

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