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Jul. 12, 2016 11:24 am

Obligatory post about Pokémon Go taking over Baltimore

The augmented reality game went viral overnight and created instant community in Charm City.
Pokémon is back in a big way.

Pokémon is back in a big way.

(Photo by Flickr user SimplySaraArt, used under a Creative Commons license)

In case you were living in the physical world this weekend, we’re here to report that “Pokémon Go” became a thing everywhere, including Baltimore.

The augmented reality game that utilizes smartphone technology to make Pokémon appear in your vicinity is poised to lift Nintendo. Reports of bugs in the software and abuse by criminals threatened to put a damper on the hype, but there’s no question it’s a summer craze. As fellow reporter Tyler Woods put it, “You can’t take down this white whale, journos.”

Here’s how “Pokémon Go” wove into Baltimore over the last few days.

Many reports of Zubats:

It melded with other weekend activities, like the Orioles games:

Even the mayor got involved:

Local businesses couldn’t ignore it:

Well-laid escape plans were abandoned:

Make fun if you want, but it brought everyone together:

Pokémon Go: bringing the Baltimore community together from baltimore

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