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Pokemon Go continues to sweep through Newbury

Crowds gather in the town to catch and battle the monsters

John Herring

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Pokemon Go continues to sweep through Newbury

Are these people all waiting for a bus or queuing to get into Document House? No! They are gathering to play worldwide phenomenon Pokemon Go....

The hit mobile game has taken the world by storm and West Berkshire is no exception. 

A crowd was also seen outside The Newbury Weekly News offices, which is close to a Pokemon gym, this morning (Friday).

Players take on the role of Pokemon trainers and set out to catch creatures from the 1990s game, trading cards and cartoon series.

People have been sending their pocket monster adventures to NewburyToday. 

Newbury resident Michelle Bulger, who described herself as an avid Level 18 PoGoer, sent in pictures of a Poliwag and Dratini on the Kennet and Avon Canal. 

She also saw a Squirtle in Newbury town centre

Elsewhere, Gemma Goulding caught a Bellsprout in her Cold Ash home

Keep sending your snaps and experiences of Pokemon Go in West Berkshire to john.herring@newburynews.co.uk 

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  • JerichoCreed

    15/07/2016 - 16:04

    All the people in the picture are there thanks to my regular use of lures on the triangle of stops in that area im stood just to the right or the shop sign in the middle if you see me around feel free to say hi my name is Tom. More lures will be there throughout the week when i have time. Most nights after 9pm and some mornings aswell. Trainer name is JerichoCreed. Go team Valour!

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  • Blizzard

    15/07/2016 - 15:03

    Harmless fun. It's not costing anyone and it brings money into the town. I'm sure they drink and eat...

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    • grumpy

      15/07/2016 - 16:04

      4 teenagers got stuck in a mine in Wiltshire looking for "whatever they are", and had to be rescued by fire brigade - so not all that harmless !!!

      Reply

  • Ihavenonickname

    15/07/2016 - 15:03

    Ah well it's better than the doom and gloom of the past three weeks following the referendum! So long as no one gets run over because they are focusing on their phone and not the traffic.

    Reply

  • Tommy

    15/07/2016 - 15:03

    I think the word 'crowd' is a slight exaggeration really. More like a few sad persons with nothing better to do with their lives more like !

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    • PokemonKing

      15/07/2016 - 15:03

      Well we can't all be as cool as you Tommy!

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      • Tommy

        15/07/2016 - 23:11

        No I suppose not really, especially as I prefer living in the real world as opposed to a fantasy one like yours !

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    • Will502

      15/07/2016 - 15:03

      says the guy sat behind his computer inside insulting people meeting new friends and having fun :')

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      • Tommy

        15/07/2016 - 23:11

        You call that having fun Will !! OK if your a 10 yr. old perhaps but grown adults, give me strength !!

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        • Grant

          16/07/2016 - 23:11

          Grow up Tommy.

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      • Blizzard

        15/07/2016 - 15:03

        Ha ha... Nice one centurion

        Reply

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