Pokemon Go Fever Hits U.S. Military Bases Overseas

Posted July 13, 2016 at 4:57am

Stars and Stripes reports that “the global pursuit for Pikachu has extended to American military facilities overseas.”  

“Pokemon Go, a new augmented-reality smartphone game layered over the physical world, sends players to real-life locations to capture virtual pocket monsters, or Pokemon. The app — based on a successful media franchise that spans video and trading card games, animated television shows and movies, comic books and toys — is a smash hit, shooting to the top of download charts since launching last week in a handful of countries, including the United States.”  

“Soon after Pokemon Go went live in Japan on Monday, the cute characters were spotted in western Tokyo on Yokota Air Base, headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan and the 5th Air Force.”