previous post, I brought my Pokéwalker along with me when I went out for a bit earlier. I transferred some random Pokémon from storage (only had three in there; I choose you by default, Bellsprout!), and was on my way.
In theory, I walked close to 4,000 steps. I say "in theory" because I have no idea how accurate this thing is. For all I know, every pothole I encountered while driving was a "step". One earns "Watts" by walking, and can exchange them to try and catch more critters or find items by way of very, very simple mini-games.
I didn't expect to get anything I would actually care about, but then I ran into, and caught, a Kangaskhan. That's a fairly decent and rare monster there, and now I have one in my party with only one gym badge under my belt without having to trade. I have the sinking shameful feeling that this cursed Pokéwalker is going to be on my person whenever I go for walks from now on, or at least until I forget it's in there and it gets washed like my old cell phone.
*sniff* Poor cell phone... it died so young...
Anyway, I have to say that this seems like a pretty decent video game accessory for younger audiences to have. There's limits to how much you can do with it at a time, and it rewards walking. I would be concerned about it being a source of distraction at inappropriate times, but Pokémon is already played on portable systems and most people, even kids, have cell phones these days. At least this thing is encouraging exercise.