Above: “I got a Pidgey!” is overheard in the crowd of Pokémon trainers at the popular Departure Bay Beach Pokéstop.
By contributor Sarah Packwood
Pokémon Go, a mobile game released this past July, seems to have everyone, young and old, playing to be “the very best Pokémon trainer”. Players are required to choose from three teams to play on: Instinct, Valor and Mystic, each represented by their own team colour (yellow, red, and blue, respectively). From there, players carry on to catch and evolve Pokémon, and to battle or train in gyms.
Pokémon can appear in any setting, so the game has players looking for Pokémon anywhere and everywhere. These are a few snapshots from around town of wild Pokémon and trainers pursuing them.
All photos by Sarah Packwood.