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Published: Thu, July 14, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

How Gyms Work in Pokemon GO


One of the primary goals of the game is to take gyms after you're done catching Pokemon.

While there may be Pokemon and Pokestops at national memorials and museums (like the National Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery), some officials are asking people to not play there.

There's no denying that football divides the city, but you'd never have guessed the latest craze causing rivalry between our teams - Pokemon Go.

App analytics company SensorTower estimates the game has already been downloaded 7.5 million times in the United States, and brings in $1.6 million per day on Apple's iOS app store from sales of virtual items, the Techcrunch site reported.

Some might argue the game is just another excuse for people to stay glued to their phones. "You can actually go outside and actually catch Pokemon". One "gym" in New Zealand exists in a harbor, leading to the odd sight of people in kayaks staring at their phones.

Some rural users have taken to spoofing simply because there isn't enough Pokemon Go-odness in their respective areas, but Niantic would clearly prefer this didn't happen. "Gotta catch them all!" For Android users, they will need to root their phones.

The Pokémon Go game that been lighting up cell phone screens for just over a week now can lead its players into some unexpected situations - like walking off a cliff in Encinitas - and to some unexpected places, including a home for sex offenders. It's gone on to include films, comics, card games, video games and more.

Said The Pokemon Company of any safety concerns: "We are so grateful to our fans for turning this game into such a trend".

Dowling said Pokemon players are welcome at the Mellow Mushroom, which is also a Poke Stop.

"I ran out of Pokeballs so I had to come". Quick work for less than a block's walk. While this is probably used in order to pinpoint an issue with an already-established Pokestop, we recommend having a little fun with your submission and give Niantic some ideas on what they can call your suggested Pokestop. It places stops and Pokemon creatures in the real world for you to find, making you feel like the Pokemon world really exists.

Besides, it's a nice bonus to find out that after chasing around a rare Pokemon, you accidentally walked that 3 miles you needed. And a Wyoming player had the unnerving experience of finding a dead body as she was playing the game.

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