You should watch this fascinating Trainer Tips documentary on the world’s top Pokémon Go player, and the incredibly competitive gaming scene he inspires in Singapore.
There’s times when I’m like “It’s just a fun little mobile game with people wandering around catching stuff. How are there ‘top-ranked’ players?” and then I get together with friends to catch stuff. They’re super in to it and sometimes they have us join up with raid groups around town and it’s like “Oh...” I do my raids, catch the legendaries (except Moltres and Suicine #%$*@!) and have a Plus but I’m only level 31. My friends bring me to these groups and people are asking who I am, what’s my strongest, what’s my home gym (that’s a thing?!?), yadda-yadda, and I’m like “Oh me? I’m just a filthy casual.” Meanwhile, some of the people in those raid groups are catching 14 legendary raid bosses in a single day. Fuck me, right?