Parents' Guide to

Pou

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Virtual pet app engages kids as they care for cute alien.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 10+

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My 3 year old loved feeding and playing with this creature in kid safe mode so he can't make any in app purchases. We discovered today that despite kids lock, users can message each other and our little boy had received a deluge of messages. There was nothing inappropriate in those messages but I'd be concerned about less web savvy kids using this perhaps.
age 3+

Schools should unblock pou

its a good game its abt making pou stay heathy and to play games with him. they should make it unblocked for school!

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Some adults will hate Pou, but their kids will probably love it. Like any Tamagotchi game, there's the thrill of responsibility and the reward of seeing your Pou grow. Some kids, though, might enjoy torturing the creature and watching it suffer.

Kids will like the games included in the app, in part because they're quite simplistic and offshoots of popular real-world sports (like soccer) or popular apps (like Doodle Jump). There's also a talkback feature, where the creature will repeat what kids say into their device's microphone -- something sure to engage young ones. And the ability to change the creature's look will charm them as well. Just keep an eye on their coins, as the urge to spend real-world money on these virtual items will likely be high for them.

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