Downtown Kokomo has
the most Pokestops per block than anywhere else in the city, so where better to
have a Pokémon-inspired evening.
Starting Monday, Aug.
22, the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association will present PokeMonday sponsored
by Sam’s Club.
From 4 to 7 p.m., Pokémon trainers of all experience levels are invited to
downtown Kokomo where lures will be set at 20 Pokestops.
Those participating in
the free event should start their evening of Pokémon hunting at the
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, 220 N. Union St. The library will provide
information on how to get started playing Pokémon GO for beginners. There will
also be grab bags and other fun activities. Also at the library, Sam's Club
will share Pokeball cookies with the first 200 trainers during Monday’s
“This augmented reality
game has taken the nation by storm,” said Ryan Minick, downtown association
vice chairman. “We hope by offering PokeMonday, we will encourage new players
to get out and discover our community."
Pikachu will be
downtown throughout the evening, making his first stop at the library.
"It just made
sense for the downtown association to create an event like this when downtown
has the most Pokestops per block,” said Brian Bitner, downtown association chairman.
“With Pikachu being the most beloved Pokémon, we knew he had to be at the
center of our event.”
PokeMonday will be held
weekly from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 24.