A Pokémon Safari in Stephenville



STEPHENVILLE (July 19, 2016) – The craze that’s sweeping the nation has come to Stephenville in a big way. From crowds of students on Tarleton’s campus in the middle of the night, to teenages out of school for the summer – Pokémon Go has made an impact.

Now the Stephenville Police Department is getting in on the action! Stephenville PD Community Resource Officer Sgt. Sha King said area Pokémon hunters can get  their  Pokémon Go ‘Hunting  License’ and go on a safari with the  Stephenville PD as they try and capture all the Pokémon in the City Park, Bosque River Trail and the downtown area. Rumor has it there are quite a few, too!

The event is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August  4. With check-in beginning at 6 p.m. in the Stephenville City Park.

The safari is limited to the first 200 registrations and everyone participating must register by Monday, August 1, to get their ‘Hunting License’ and to be part of the safari. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult (18+) chaperone.

 Be sure to register online at www.stephenvillepolice.org/spdpokemon.html

This is a walking safari so bring your walking shoes, backpacks, water, your electronic device with Pokémon Go installed and anything else you need to hunt Pokémon. The safari will be guided by SPD Officers along a set route to ensure the safety of everyone involved, King said.

Sgt. Sha King

Stephenville Police Department

Community Resource Officer

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