10 signs you're playing too much Pokemon

We've been playing a lot of Pokemon recently. But is it too much? Here's how to tell. If any of the following sound familiar, it might be time to take a break. Be honest now...

1) You hear the level up chime in your head when you accomplish an everyday task

2) You avoid long grass or take the shortest route through it when you're feeling fatigued

3) You spray insect repellent on your clothes and walk with confidence for 100 paces

4) You tap your watch repeatedly in the hope it will reveal the location of dropped $20 bills.

5) You wonder whether giving your cat some candy will make it evolve into a tiger

6) You make suggestive eye contact with anyone in the street, especially if they're just standing around

7) You fill your bookcases with books on wildlife, but never read them

8) You forgive power cable-chewing mice because they're electric-type, after all.

9) You demand a pin-badge from the manager of your local gym whenever you use it

10) You buy jars of honey for extortionate prices and then slather the contents on tree trunks

Above: It didn't work - Dusty's still a cat. Maybe Yorkie bars aren't rare enough...

Did any of them sound familiar? It's OK, you can rest here. Do you want to rest now? Yes/No

Saving a lot of data, please wait...

August 9, 2007




  • krazy22r - October 10, 2009 9:19 p.m.

    This is one of the funniest articles i've read in a while 2,6,8, and 10 are all true for me. OMFG Infernape just hit level 100!
  • LadyHetsura - July 12, 2009 4:46 p.m.

    i hear battle music in my head occasionally. Then I get up and scream "Who's playing my f**king gameboy?!"
  • TheStingingScorpion - July 5, 2009 1:46 p.m.

    what you mean The chime noies is'int real NNOOOO!!!!!!!
  • RandomIdoit - July 5, 2009 1:36 a.m.

    oops mispelling on could.
  • RandomIdoit - July 5, 2009 1:35 a.m.

    how many actually apply to me? 0! @Manny-Faces: it caould be much, much, cooler.
  • Da-Ku - July 3, 2009 9:19 p.m.

    Yes... Waiting... OMG NO! Corrupted data! xD
  • RandomSamurai13 - June 10, 2009 8:12 p.m.

    How did you know my symptoms? But honestly, some are kinda true, although not to extremes. Although I was singing the music that plays when a Pokemon's leveled up in school yesterday, but I haven't done a lot of these things. *Gives Fruit Patille to Hire (my tortoise)* Damn you, you're meant to evolve into Wartortle!
  • Conman93 - June 10, 2009 4:51 p.m.

    Awesome article
  • somerandomchap - June 10, 2009 12:22 a.m.

    Awesome artical, make a sequal 10 signs your playing too much gta, that should be interesting.
  • jakery22 - June 9, 2009 3:54 p.m.

    LOL. Yorkie's given to cats. WTF ReCAPTCHA : Ruptured ROBERT Poor Robert :'(
  • nyuh - August 24, 2009 3:08 p.m.

    What? BROTHER is evolving!
  • theflamenite - August 17, 2009 7:51 a.m.

    oh no.... no more pokemon for me now weres my bug spray
  • LadyHetsura - July 12, 2009 4:41 p.m.

    yeah...Shang didn't evolve either.
  • Kablabub - July 11, 2009 1:15 p.m.

    Haha this made me laugh I like number 7 :)
  • Narudude360 - July 11, 2009 1:25 a.m.

    Manny-Faces, fail. I sent this to all my friends. (Via E-Mail)
  • wiigamer024 - July 7, 2009 2:34 p.m.

    I never realized how much Pokemon could simulate real life. LOL!
  • KillerPotato - July 7, 2009 3:48 a.m.

  • noobeater - July 6, 2009 9:14 p.m.

    well done 6 ;) the long grass half true mmmnn half not true atleast im not an addict
  • Teh_Ty - July 6, 2009 3:08 a.m.

    I've done 6 before, but no other ones.
  • Manny-Faces - July 4, 2009 10:05 p.m.

    yellow version is the best because a pikachu follows you how much cooler can that be and since no one said it FiRsT!

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