Have you caught the Pokébug? Trying to catch them all? Pokémon GO has been all the rage this week. I have seen a TON of news coverage, both positive and negative, on the mobile game. I personally find Pokémon Go to be a great way to bring my family together while getting outside and exploring our city!
Pokémon GO is essentially a virtual geocaching mobile app. The game utilizes your phone's GPS to detect where you are and will show you a map of where the next Pokémon is located. There are several PokéStops throughout our city, most at historical locations, libraries, parks, and businesses to get more Pokéballs, eggs, and other Pokéswag. You should check the app everywhere you go to find more Pokémon because the goal is to catch them all! Also, remember that you can revisit a PokéStop and collect more Pokégoodies after about five minutes :)
I have created a list of our families' top five PokéStops in Brandon!
More Great PokéStops All of these locations have MULTIPLE PokéStops!
Pokémon Go Safety Tips
While you are playing Pokémon GO it is very important to stay alert, be careful of your surroundings and utilize common sense. Here are a few pointers we have put together to ensure you have a pleasant Pokémon GO experience.
No matter where you go hunting Pokémon as a family, I'm sure it will be worth the trip. My family has been bonding over the game for several days and our experience has been full of Pokélove. Where are your favorite spots to play Pokémon GO? Let us know on Facebook!
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