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.
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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.