BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo is trying to “catch ’em all.”
Not Pokémon, but Pokémon GO players.
Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, the zoo will have “lures” activated within the park to attract the digital monsters, and the real-life people who are hunting them.
Pokémon GO is a new augmented reality phone app that uses GPS to guide users to real-world landmarks for the purpose of collecting the digital cartoon creatures. It’s been downloaded by millions of people, causing Nintendo’s stock to soar.
At “Pokéstops,” players can collect gear to help them catch new monsters and heal injured ones, and they can fight their Pokémon at “gyms” to advance in the game.
The zoo says there are 26 Pokéstops and two gyms within its gates, and is encouraging Pokémon chasers who visit to share the fun by tagging Pokémon screenshots on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #marylandzoo or @marylandzoo.
Adult admission to the zoo is $18.