Students attempt to Catch ’em All again


Photo Credit: Noah Weinstock

Capturing the student body at the high school like a Master Ball, Pokemon has been revived in Glen Rock with a Super Potion and is roaming the tall grasses.

by Noah Weinstock, Staff Writer

It seems that every student in Glen Rock High School is trying to ‘Catch ‘em all’ these days.

Matt Zakowski (’15) crouches over his iPhone while three students shout out suggestions:  “Go north!” “Use tackle!” “Use a potion.”

Such is the daily scene at Glen Rock High School’s cafeteria tables and option classrooms, with students revitalizing the 1995 craze of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green (although this was not released stateside).

Pokémon is spreading like wild fire in school. Seemingly every student, both male and female, has downloaded the iPhone application – even though it cannot be found in the traditional app store.

Pokémon trainer Tim Mountain (’15) said, “Pokémon is something that has been very near and dear to my heart for many years. It all started when I was first given a lime green Gameboy Color for my birthday, along with Pokémon Crystal version, back in 2001. It’s a fun series that anybody can enjoy. No, Nintendo did not pay me to say this. I recommend the new Pokémon games, they’re great. I love Nintendo and Pokémon.”

Not only are boys joining the Pokémon world, but Glen Rock’s female population has also been meeting with Professor Oak.

“Being a girl that plays Pokémon is kind of difficult because my friends give me a lot of [grief] for it. But it’s really fun, and I enjoy those types of games… so I don’t really care what they think,” said Ariel Shilitz (’15). “The game is quite the adventure and, sometimes, I don’t know what to do next, but I can always ask a guy who plays and they’ll give me advice on what to do next.”

So, how does one download the popular program?

First one must go into the iPhone’s settings and change the date & time to before February 18, 2014 or earlier.

After this is completed, the application, GBA4IOS 2.0.1 (this emulator can be found at, should be installed.  Then, download the game.

After this, the player can open the app and click on the “+” in the top right corner and will be referred to another site with all the Gameboy Advance games one can imagine, but this should only be done if a legal copy of the game is already owned (otherwise it’s piracy).