Surely by now you’ve heard of the gaming heroin which is Pokémon GO, right?
So imagine how ridiculously popular this phenomenon would be if it it was, say, combined with Harry Potter?
Well, if these Twitter users have anything to say about it, they want this augmented reality to become actual reality pretty fucking soon.
They envisage the Harry Potter version working in a similar way, but instead of Pokémon, you look for magical beasts and the more you collect, the more spells you can cast. Makes sense, right?
And instead of battling fellow Pokémon trainers at gyms and whatnot, you instead get sorted into a House and duel with other wizards at ‘magic stops’ dotted around your area. Genius!
There were plenty of other ideas to work with too:
being sorted into your houses
catching magical creatures
— matty trash (@potterrauhl) July 17, 2016
-Catching fantastic beasts
-Finding and destroying horcruxes
-Walking around screaming expecto patronum.
— Salim Stark (@SalimAlSamar) July 17, 2016
Imagine you're able to cast spells, ride brooms, play quidditch & destroye horcruxes THAT WOULD BE BLOODY HELL COOL #WeNeedHarryPotterGO
— Kaye (@steppingclouds) July 17, 2016
The thought of the potential game got a bit too much for some:
pls can this happen
the muggle world needs THIS @jk_rowling
— coraaa // gcses (@cora_omara) July 17, 2016
— P'tite Mie (@TheSingeuse) July 17, 2016
this would consume my life but oh god pleeeease make it happen! pic.twitter.com/Cx99sTO7vy
— Kiera Rose (@_Kiera_Rose_) July 17, 2016
— sinead// (@fanofmcflys) July 17, 2016
Who can really blame them? Imagine stepping outside of your flat and casually encountering magical beasts or horcruxes? That’d be pretty damn cool.
Obviously, nothing is set in stone just yet, but if you combine the insane success of Pokémon GO with the huge popularity of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, there’s clearly something to be had here.
But just for now, I’ll stick to walking miles and miles just to catch a bloody Kabutops…