Break the Ice with ‎Pokémon GO


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People playing Pokémon GO. Once the app was released, it became extremely popular. It is the biggest mobile game in U.S. history and became the top grossing application in the U.S. within 13 hours of its release according to Touchstone Research Innovation & Excellence.

A Pokémon GO introduction to fall quarter event is being held by Student LIFE on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free hot dogs and drinks will also be provided. Pokémon GO ‘lures’ will be at the Jackson Courtyard’s Pokéstops. Polecat, a band from Bellingham, will be playing at the event. They have a “seamless blend of genres including bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock, reggae, and world music.”

Student LIFE will have a resource table where students can fill out a survey and receive a free Pokémon GO bracelet and enter a drawing for Pokémon prizes.

Students can battle in the Pokémon Gym in the Jackson Courtyard. A Pokémon ‘Gym’ is where Pokémon GO players go to train their Pokémon.

A Pikachu Plush and a Pokéball will be available for purchase at the Pokéshop. Students can stuff their Pikachu themselves for $7 or the Pokéball is $5.

For students who aren’t Pokémon GO players, there will be jumbo Connect Four and jumbo Jenga on the lawn in the courtyard.

If there is inclement weather, then the event will be held in Jackson Center. For more information on this event, contact Erin Crum, Programs Board Manager, at (425) 388-9505 or Student LIFE Advisor, Lindsay Hudson, at (425) 388-9508.