“Two nights ago, we came upon about 50 people all playing it at the top of [Queen Elizabeth] park… it had to be 10:30 at night. And it’s like that all over the place.”
If you see people congregating at Metro Vancouver landmarks staring at their phones, they’re likely playing a new augmented reality app-game called Pokémon GO.
29-year-old Vancouverite Alex Hillman is organizing a meet-up at Stanley Park tonight and says the phenomenon has hit Metro Vancouver.
“The police were called to Olympic Circle in Richmond last night to try and clear everybody out at about 2am there was about 45 cars there parked in a circle. They have taken real life locations and turned those into gyms or Poké-stops and they spend their time capturing Pokemon or attacking the gyms.”
The App isn’t actually available in Canada yet, but users are figuring out ways to download it anyways.
Confused about what the Pokémon Go game is all about?
Check out this Vox article, which backtracks the reader from present day to the beginnings of the game.