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Downtown sets lures at 20 locations for PokeMonday


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 inaugural event.

“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.