The Pokemon game is once again making waves around the world. The new phone application, Pokemon Go, is quickly catching on with both children and adults. In fact, the app is so popular that its daily user totals are more than sites like Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify.
The game integrates GPS and augmented reality, so players literally have to walk around to find Pokemon characters that appear on the screen of the their smart phones. The objective is to catch as many of the characters as possible, train them, and reward them with power-ups for extra bonuses. You can even fight other players who are nearby to see who has the stronger Pokemon.
It seems that no place is safe from the phenomenon. On Monday, Tampa news anchor Allison Kropff walked through a live broadcast of local weather conditions in search of her newest “catch.” In a video uploaded to Facebook, the comical scene shows her quickly moving in front of the camera, eyes glued to her phone.
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Meteorologist Bobby Deskins lets out a laugh before saying, “You guys have got to be careful with these phones, these Pokemon. You’re just walking around all over the place.” Deskins chuckled off the distraction in good taste and returned to reporting the weather.
Players of the game are encouraged to visit all parts of their town or city to find new Pokemon — even if that includes your workplace.
h/t: Huffington Post
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