Pokémon GO is all the rage in Pulaski County, Missouri and across the United States. It is fantastic way to get you, and your family, outside to explore the world around you. This isn’t a new concept to many people across the country who have been exploring the cityscapes and countrysides as Ingress agents. Ingress, released in December 2014, is the first augmented reality game by Niantic Labs.
Niantic Labs was founded in 2010 by John Hanke, as an internal startup of Google, and became its own entity in 2015. Ingress agents around the world submitted locations to become in-game portals. These Ingress game portals are now also being used as Pokéstops and Gymnasiums by Pokémon trainers. Many of these locations are historically significant or feature public works of art. Some examples in Pulaski County include several locations on the Square in Waynesville and veterans memorials in Saint Robert. Public green spaces can also be Ingress portals/Pokéstops. These include locations in parks in Crocker, Dixon, & Richland.
Game play is markedly different between the two platforms. If Pokémon isn’t your style, but a battle for world domination appeals to you check out the Ingress app on your smart phone. If you are on a mission to “catch them all” and are looking for Pokémon in Pulaski County, check out our past Ingress articles. Many of them give Ingress Portal locations- which will make Pokémon trainers happy campers!
Enjoy the world around you, as an Ingress agent or as a Pokémon trainer, but always be aware of your surroundings. Pokémon can trespass and break traffic rules, but human Pokémon trainers and Ingress agents can not.
*TIP- Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center, located at 137 St. Robert Boulevard, Saint Robert, Missouri is a Pokémon gymnasium. Be sure to stop in for free area travel information and maps.