Why do people refer to the Pokemon series as "Pokemon Go"?

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  1. sodaddict
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    Ever since Pokemon Go became popular, everyone refers to the franchise as "Pokemon Go" instead of simply Pokemon, especially when the content has nothing to do with Pokemon Go and just contains plain Pokemon.
    May i ask why people do this? I can only assume it's for clickbaiting very young children.
     
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    That sounds like a fucking disgrace lol.

    Idk, it can be clickbait, but it can also ignorance.
     
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    "Everyone"? I don't think I've seen anyone refer to the entire Pokemon series as just "Pokemon Go" myself.

    So unless you're just looking at news organizations who have 0 idea on anything gaming and are just going for clickbait, no idea why you think it's "everyone".
     
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    the Pokemon Go fad is dying anyway
     
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    Hello fellow kids, are you excited for Pokemon Go Sun and Moon coming out later this year?
     
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    I would like 5 reasons why i should be. :unsure:
     
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    ...As someone who's really lost interest in the series in the past few years...I've got nothing.
     
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    I'm glad you know that, nice to know someone was reading my comments, and remembering them as well as care enough to do so. :)

    But i do understand your response and is respected. SO i guess i should ask, why are you excited for pokemon sun and moon? You should have five reasons at least for that right?
     
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    I just want Pokemon Go Bank to update already
     
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    Hmm. To be fair, I'm not entirely excited at all either. Let's see...
    1. There's going to be new versions of old Pokemon. An Ice type Sandshrew might be pretty cool
    2. The metagame. Even though I don't keep up with Pokemon anymore, the online battles and tournaments are SO much fun. A whole new generation of Pokemon is going to throw all sorts of crazy fun into all the tiers and competitive brackets.
    3. That one little dog Pokemon (according to Google it's called Rockruff) is adorable.
    4. There might be some good music?
    5. It's Pokemon, and playing it makes you hip and cool with all the kids.
     
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    Pokemon Go XD was legit as was Pokemon Go Channel

    Seriously saying Pokemon Go instead of Pokemon when referring to the series deserves a kick in the balls
     
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    Never ever seen someone saying such thing

    Unless OP could provide some proof, lol
     
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    Okay that does sound cool. I mean i remember when i saw mario first get ice powers and throw snowballs, so you got me there.

    Ummm okay, i guess this is a personal reason. :rolleyes:

    After the way i seen you speak about undertale music, i think you just might be a Video game music connoisseur. So i suppose i must respect my equal on this behalf, but has pokemon been known for any good music? (Besides the arrangements and remixes in Super smash bros games):unsure:

    I made up the nickname clickbait chary for you, don't make me start calling you sellout chary or Cop out chary. Lol :P

    I do acknowledge some points, one thing i kinda like to know is where does the popularity of pokken tournement stand since hardly anyone mentions it but it is a pokemon game. At least is a GAME more than pokemon go is, so i just wonder, can anyone answer this question?:unsure:
     
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    This is always how it goes. Same went for my SNES and later even N64 being called "Gameboy" by my mother; Everything gaming was called a Gameboy.
     
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    My bro calls my DS and 3DS, Gameboys :/
    Why can't people get names right?
     
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    And to make matters worse, Nintendo stupidly delayed the release of that Pokémon Go watch-device-thingy which would have sold like hotcakes but by the time it's out.. no one will care.
     
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    Because they are gameboys, only newer with more features! :rolleyes:
     
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    I'll just sit here and play my Nintendo.
     
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    I've not heard a single person refer to Pokemon on the whole as Pokemon Go, only the phone app game as that. Are you making up this statistic? Or do you just hang out with some really out of touch people? Because in my experience, this isn't a thing at all.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it's just ignorance..
    for the same reason every single pokemon species is "pikachu"
    or every console is either a playstation or a gameboy
    or every camera used for sports is a gopro

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    my mom calls my 3ds as playstation
    and back in the day when i had the PSP it was a gameboy
     
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