Not sure if I'm spelling the name right, but DGS and many of his friends are really into Pokiemon. He takes his cards w/ him everywhere that his mom will let him! He and the friends I mentioned love o trade, share, play "battles" w/ and even just talk about Pokiemon cards!
IMO, it's a plus and a minus. The upside is this kid who used to kind of drag his feet getting ready for school or even his favorite extracurriculars, now gets dressed/changed in a flash, sometimes, amazingly, before his very punctual (yes!) sister! All, no doubt, b/c of Pokiemon!
The downside is the frenzy that ensues if one of the kids loses/can't find a card. YDD generally limits the number of cards DGS can take w/ him anywhere to minimize the chance of losing them and stem any possible drama.
But when I see him all ready for me to take to school - early - and hurrying into the schoolyard, well, I guess it's worth it!