Concordia and the nearby community haven’t been left out of the international sensation that is Pokémon GO.
With 18 PokéStops for trainers to stock up on in-game items and three Gyms to challenge, Concordia’s campus is a paradise for players.
Here are our 8 favorite Stops and Gyms on campus and nearby:
Prexy’s Pond – Kick off your journey at one of Concordia’s most iconic spots and keep an eye out for water Pokémon.
Arvegods (Ole and Lena) sculpture – Gear up at the four different PokéStops accessible from one of our favorite campus sculptures.
Olin Hill – Catch some grass Pokémon while you relax at this popular outdoor study spot.
Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre – Al, the theatre’s resident ghost, has been sighted with some ghost Pokémon recently.
Jake Christiansen Stadium – Battle for control of the Jake’s Pokémon Gym while the Cobber football team battles it out on the gridiron.
Usher’s House – Delicious apps and the occasional Squirtle sighting are both great reasons to check out this riverside restaurant near campus.
Island Park – Pokémon (and Stops) abound at the public pool, tennis and basketball courts and sidewalk poetry.
Broadway – The shops and restaurants of nearby downtown Fargo’s main street appeal to Pokémon and trainers alike.
If this is your first time on the internet since the end of June, Pokémon GO is Nintendo and developer Niantic Labs’ latest take on the popular Pokémon franchise that launched in the late '90s.
The free phone app is the first mainstream augmented reality game, combining real-world exploration with elements of the classic video game franchise – namely, capturing Pokémon.
But don’t limit that exploration to campus; the surrounding community of Fargo-Moorhead is host to a number of PokéStops to visit, Pokémon to catch and Gyms to contest.
So grab your phone, put on your walking shoes and go catch 'em all! And get to know Concordia and Fargo-Moorhead in the process.
Eric Lillehaugen '11 is a content specialist and CMS administrator for Concordia College.