The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Searching Sweet Home for Pokemon


July 20, 2016

“POKEMON GO” PLAYER Megan McCartin is visible on Bobby Ackeret’s phone near an Eevee Pokemon. The game may be played in an “augmented reality” mode, which shows Pokemon in a real-world background using a smart phone’s camera. The game also may be played with this feature turned off, using an in-game background.

Sankey Park is a battlefield.

So is the City Hall parking lot.

But we’re not talking about crime or politics here.

We’re talking about “Pokemon Go,” the mobile augmented-reality game that in the last two weeks has swept the world, including Sweet Home.

The game requires players to physically travel as they search for Pokemon (pronounced poe-keh-mahn, short for “pocket monsters”) – 151 different varieties, which roam the land until game-players find, capture, and train them. According to news reports, Pokemon Go has already broken every record for adoption, users, and...

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