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Team Mystic, Valour Or Instinct: Join The Bangalore Pokémon Go Crawl

Aakanksha posted on 15th July

What Is It?

It’s only the first ever Pokémon Go Crawl in the city, the global phenomenon of the reality-augumented game gets real in our fair city too. Pick your team and pick wisely! Or shall we say Pickchu well? Led by Captain Arya {who just happens to be Team Mystic} you’ll be hitting up everything from gyms and historic buildings to public parks and cenotaphs. And yes yes, even places of worship, just so you can fling Poké balls at fellow players, and take over the virtual world. The crawl kicks off either at Cubbon Park or Lalbagh. Or both as it’s going to be based on a poll.

Who Is It For?

Let’s first tell you who it’s not for. If you have no clue who Pickachu, Team Valour, Team Instinct or Team Mystic is, then this is not for you. But once you’re done reading this story, you’ll likely go research, get obsessed and then this will be for you! If you’ve already chosen your colours {red, blue or yellow} then make sure you’re at this event. Some of us might just tag along so we can take photographs of the hoards of Poké fellows roaming the city randomly taking photos on their phones, and behaving like they’ve found the Promised Land, again.

Why Should I Go For It?

To take over the world, naturally! Since you need to overthrow other teams to be the supreme survivors in specific places. Make sure you have a proper stock of ammunition as you don’t want to let your respective teams down. And while it seems silly to some, the passion with which people have taken to game is remarkable.

What Do I Need?

You need at least 1-2 lures, plenty of Poké balls, water to keep you going, a power bank so your phone doesn’t die on you, and then another to charge the power bank. Plus, a decent internet connection and a smart enough phone to help you keep up with the iPhones!


If you’re not playing Pokémon Go, just make sure you don’t get in these people’s way. They’ll be the ones taking photos of imaginary things in the middle of the street, on top of a building, or even outside a church.

Where: To be decided

When: July 17, Sunday

Timings: 3pm-6pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

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