I love Pokémon GO, but I can understand why all the news about it might be a little overwhelming if it’s not your cup of tea. Here’s a couple of tools that will pull your head above water if you’re drowning under the poké-wave.
The most obvious solution is to stay away from the internet and all social networks, but it’s not that simple and you shouldn’t have to do that. Plus, so far it seems the excitement around Pokémon GO is going to linger for quite a while. If you want to block as much of it as you can, a few Google Chrome plugins will do the trick.
Pokémon Go Away, from developer Inti De Ceukelaire, will remove any references to the pocket monsters from Facebook, Twitter or 9gag upon loading each page once you’ve enabled it. You can see it action in the video above.
Pokemon NO!, from developer Conor Browne, does something similar, but it supposedly works on any web page. The main difference being that you have to hit a button for it to activate and work its magic. It might be a good option for someone who still likes Pokémon GO, but wants to avoid reading about it on certain sites or social networks. You can see how it works in the video above.
With these tools you won’t see any more Facebook posts about what people caught, or any articles talking about the best ways to play it — including our own (and we have more on the way). So go forth, and read your favourite web sites and social feeds in peace.