Tourism bureau writes Providence Pokemon guide

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A tourism bureau in Rhode Island is capitalizing on the Pokemon Go craze by publishing a guide to help players hunt imaginary monsters on their smartphones as they walk around.

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has begun mapping out locations in the city of Providence where pedestrians can discover rare Pokemon or replenish the virtual items they need to capture them.

The first segment in the online blog series is a Pokemon-themed tour of downtown Providence’s Riverwalk, which the bureau describes as a good place to find rare creatures that can only be caught near bodies of water. It was published Friday at GoProvidence.com/PokemonGo.

The GPS-powered augmented reality game invites players to visit Pokestops, which are located at real-world historic sites, public works of art and other landmarks.

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