We even caught one critter trying to take over the airwaves at MPR News HQ.
Pokemon Go is the most important thing in the world right now.
But seeing odd people outside at all hours of the day and night, and large groups gathering in public spots, has some people in the city a little anxious.
"The game is not illegal at all", Bates noted.
"We want to caution anyone playing this game: if you enter onto private property, there's the potential that you will be charged with trespass", Bates explained.
So far, Bates said no tickets have been issued.
Thanks to the release of the new game called "Pokemon Go" which is available for iPhone and Android users, Cantu and many other players have been fighting their Pokemon at one of three virtual Pokemon gyms located on WKU's campus.
The Nintendo game requires users to catch on-screen characters using their mobile phone.
The first Pokemon games and cartoons debuted in the 1990s, and the childhood fans at the time have now grown into adults with children of their own. This has led to a widespread appeal among both the young and the young-at-heart, who enjoy getting back into an old favorite. The game, developed by Alphabet spin-off company Niantic, reaches a wide demographic ranging from nostalgia-filled millennials to children excited to see fantasy creatures appear in the real world.
"See if you can find them & catch the Pokemon!" Poke Stops abound, too, which is what makes Main Street so attractive to players.
Taking over a gym is no-doubt useful as it enables players to earn PokeCoins ("Pokemon Go" currency) that allow them to buy items.
Several police departments, like in Shakopee and Crystal, have now taken to social media urging people to play responsibly.
People are going absolutely insane over Pokemon GO.
An now drivers at all times of the day and night have "Pokemon Go" players to dodge while out on the roads.
While Rome has yet to encounter any serious Pokemon problems in Rome, other cities are not so lucky. The icon which has a blue color will turn to purple to notify the players that they have items to claim at PokeStops. Others are warning the game could be used by pedophiles to approach children in unsecure locations. There are two additional Pokemon Gyms across the street. It is illegal in NY to use a mobile device while driving. Water Pokemon have been found along the boardwalk, as well as the flying Pokemon Doduo, a two-headed bird.
As soon as gamers download the free game app on their devices and start playing, the Global Positioning System begins to indicate the closest Pokemon Gym, Grass field for wild Pokemon, PokeStops for items such as Eggs, Pokemon and the like.
"Distracted driving is a behavior we at the DMV speak out against all year long".
Pokestops are real-world locations that include iconic landmarks like murals and local businesses.