Pokémon Go has made it to Canada (officially) this week as the interactive Nintendo game that merges the digital space with real locations takes the world by storm. If you’re new to the game, want to hunt for Pokémon or do some training, Best Buy is hosting a Pokémon Go Party in Vancouver.
Best Buy Pokémon Go Party in Vancouver
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery PokéStop (800 Robson St, Vancouver)*
When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
*UPDATE (Wednesday, 9:30pm) I just received word that the location is changing. A new location will be posted on Thursday morning.
**UPDATE (Thursday, 9:30am) Robson Square is the new location, just around the corner from the Vancouver Art Gallery.
***UPDATE Another event will take place at Robson Square tonight, sponsored by Enroot Meals on Demand. They are promising over a hundred lures, starting at 7:00pm. Click here for the Facebook event info.
Offering free WiFi and mobile charging stations (both of which are invaluable to Pokémon Go players), the #BestBuyPokéParty will help gamers get the most out of their tech. For those who have yet to experience the game – but are keen to ride the wave – Best Buy’s helpful Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents will be on site to provide quick Pokémon Go tutorials.
The first 25 Pokémon Go players to check in at the #BestBuyPokéParty will receive a free portable mobile phone charger. Attendees are encouraged to post an image from the event to social media for a chance to win the highly coveted Pokémon Go Plus gaming accessory to help catch nearby Pokémon. To enter, images must be tagged with #BestBuyPokéParty. Gamers can also expect plenty of Pokémon Go lures at the party.
Want to connect with more players? Check out the Pokémon GO: Vancouver Meet Up on July 23rd in Stanley Park where over 2.4K people have already confirmed they’ll be attending.