*This is in no way an endorsement or advertisement for Pokemon Go. As with any game that interacts with other people, we urge extreme caution to kids and adults. Do not let your kids chase Pokemon without you. Familiarize your self with the game and how it works before your kids use the App. Advise your children what limitations they have while playing the game. Always be aware of your surroundings, and do not interact with anyone you do not know. Explain to your children why following your limitations make the App safe and fun.*
Charlotte’s Best Nanny tries to stay on top of the latest trends for kids and families. One very popular trend is Pokemon Go. This is a fun APP game for kids and adults alike.
Pokémon Go is every 90’s kid’s dream. Pokémon Go works off of the user’s GPS, having them walk around their town, in search of Pokémon. Filling up your ‘Pokédex,’ trying to find the best Pokémon. Pokémon Go is also currently the biggest mobile game in US history. It has surpassed Snapchat and Twitter with its daily users too! It’s a great game for adults and kids alike.
Chances are you’ve already been out trying to find Pokémon already. Charlotte is a great area to find Pokéstops and gyms, which are easy places to collect Pokémon, Pokéballs, Pokécoins, and eggs. Users are also allowed to join any of the three teams after reaching level 5. The teams are Valor, Instinct, and Mystic.
Pokéstops can be found all around in the Downtown Charlotte area, although sometimes Pokéstops can be in weird spots, for example, the Elmwood Cemetery. There is a gym there! And about 30 Pokéstops. *Only venture into Elmwood with a responsible adult, kids should be supervised at all times*
For college students attending UNCC, there are plenty of Pokéstops around the area with at least 6 gyms. Allowing you to collect Pokémon and such on your way around campus. Toppers Pizza also has a deal where they are offering 25% off any menu item on your team’s day. Thursday for Valor, Friday for Mystic, and Saturdays for Instinct.
Another nice spot is on S Tryon Street, near the Belk Theater. It has two gyms and about ten or so Pokéstops. The same goes for Freedom Park, with a great view of nature, it also has a gym and about twenty Pokéstops.
Written by: Rebecca