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2,500 people attend Pokemon Go Catch & Greet at Sunset Park

Posted: 9:37 AM, Jul 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 20:50:32Z
2,500 people attend Pokemon Go Catch & Greet
2,500 people attend Pokemon Go Catch & Greet
2,500 people attend Pokemon Go Catch & Greet
Over 2,500 gamers attended the Pokemon Go Catch & Greet at Sunset Park on Sunday.
 
 
The event was created for the popular app Pokemon Go, a geocaching game that allows users to discover Pokemon in real-world locations. 
 
 
According to event organizers, the location was chosen due to the park's varied climates, enabling participants to catch desert, grass, and water-type Pokemon.
 
The meetup was originally intended for a handful of people. But word-of-mouth spread quickly, and organizers had to purchase a permit for the event.
 
 
The mobile game has been so successful that Nintendo's market value rose by $7.5 billion on Monday, according to The Verge .
 
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