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Pokémon Go takes over Kansas City in these 10 fun posts

Pokemon Go players explain how to play

The new app Pokemon Go is attracting people all over the nation. Some players were gathered in Nash Square in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on the morning of July 11, and explained how to play the game. Nintendo's first major foray into the mobile app s
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The new app Pokemon Go is attracting people all over the nation. Some players were gathered in Nash Square in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on the morning of July 11, and explained how to play the game. Nintendo's first major foray into the mobile app s

Unless you’ve been living under a Pokéball for the past week, you’ve heard of Pokémon Go — the new augmented reality app available on Android and iOS.

The free app by Nintendo uses GPS to make Pokémon characters appear around town for users to “collect.” In Kansas City, Pokémon have been found at Winstead’s, at The City Market and even at a Royals game.

The app works best with smartphones and is already the top downloaded app in both Android and Apple stores. But it’s also been criticized for causing accidents (too many eyes glued to smartphones); being used to commit crimes, and in one case, leading a user to a dead body.

But when it’s not scary, it is funny. Here are 10 fun Pokémon posts that show its Kansas City takeover.

1. A Nidorino appeared in the outfield of the Royals game.

2. Another Royals fan wished the app could give the team some help on offense.

3. A Magmar also got into the spirit and a Sporting KC game.

 

#Magmar is a #SportingKC fan apparently. #pokemongo #gottacatchemall

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4. At least one player was willing to travel to catch them all.

5. Pokémon were seen walking down the street.

6. A Krabby crashed a date at Winstead’s.

 

Someone liked Krabs ;) #pokemon #pokemongo #krabby

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7. And a Pidgeot enjoyed rides at World’s of Fun.

 

Now we are taking over worlds of fun!!!! #Pokemon #pokemongo #nursejoy #teamred #valor #teamvalor #wof #worldsodfun

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8. A Meowth made for an exciting day at work.

 

Are you playing? I am! #PokemonGo #Meowth #NerdAlert #GottaCatchemAll

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9. While one user used her “adulting” skills to find Pokémon in the art’s district...

10. ... another user showed that the app is not just about catching them all, it’s about making friends.

Jennifer Aldrich: 816-234-4765, @jenni_aldrich

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