Catch rare Pokémon at a Baltimore Summer Social

Pokemon Go

Bring the family to the Inner Harbor Friday, July 15, to catch Pokémon and enjoy a bit of live music, food and fun.

Pokemon GoLovers of the new Pokémon Go app are invited to gather at West Shore Park from 5-8 p.m. for an evening of food, drinks, free live music, a kids play area and all the Pokémon they can catch. As a special addition to its monthly Summer Social concert series, Waterfront Partnership will strategically attract Pokémon to West Shore Park by setting a series of lures, an in-game tool that brings Pokemon to a specific location.

Pokémon Go is a brand new app in which players can search for Pokémon and items in landmarks or locations near them. The game uses a smartphone’s camera and sensors as well as location-based algorithms to place Pokémon in the real world. A player’s phone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby and the goal is to catch as many as possible.

“Pokémon lures are a great way to catch rare Pokémon,” says Adam Lindquist, Pokémon expert at the Waterfront Partnership. “Every player in the area benefits when you set a Pokelure, so we thought this would be a great service that we could provide to the Pokepublic.”

Waterfront Partnership will set off lures every 30 minutes at the three Pokestops located in West Shore Park beginning at 5 p.m. The nearby Maryland Science Center is also a Pokegym where players can battle their newly caught pocket monsters.

Players are invited to share photos of Pokémon they catch during the event with Waterfront Partnership on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

For details on the Summer Social visit the Waterfront Partnership website.