Pokémon GO has taken over the city (and beyond) since its release last week. The mobile game by San Francisco's own Niantic Labs (an offshoot of Google, in cooperation with Nintendo and the Pokémon Company) brings the 20-year-old game franchise's enduring concept of capturing adorable monsters into the real world, so to speak, with a camera app that allows players to spot and catch Pokémon on the city streets around them.
(Which, yes has led to a few injuries. Please catch responsibly.)
The augmented reality game (for iOS and Android) encourages urban exploration, as new critters pop up in different neighborhoods. Other than a few obvious trends, such as aquatic Pokemon's proclivity for water, fans are still debating how territorial the virtual varmints actually are.
But if you just plain can't find the perfect mon for your Pokécollection, checking the block where at least one other lucky local trainer found what you're looking for couldn't hurt. Here are 121 reported catches from tipsters and social media users over the weekend.
Have you nabbed something not yet on our list? Tell us what and where, and we'll add it. (But pics or it never happened.)
- Pokémon Go, explained [Vox]
- Pokémon Go shows that Nintendo's franchises are way bigger than its hardware [The Verge]