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Didòmhnaich, 31/Jul/2016

Pokémon Go on Islay

Islay Fun in stencil

If you somehow haven't heard of Pokémon Go by now you probably lead a very sheltered life away from any news sources as it has been everywhere. Of course it has also reached Islay, even though the first spot was in a spoof Pokemon Go players stumble upon lost city of Atlantis. But the game is also being played for real and Donald Feist has recently started to publish a series of videos about him playing it on Islay (with some help by his dog):

YouTube: Pokemon Go on Islay #1 - Port Ellen adventures

Moving on to Bowmore for the second video:

YouTube: Pokemon #2 Taking on the Church

For more subscribe to Donald's YouTube channel, as he has promised more videos to come, including from his home town of Port Charlotte on the Rhinns of Islay. Hopefully he'll get to film on some of the beaches, some other distilleries, at Portnahaven/Port Wemyss, Port Askaig and other places, assuming there are some PokeStops (?) there.

If you're playing Pokémon Go on Islay you might want to check the comments to the videos, there are a few tips where to find gyms and players and more. According to Donald there are gyms (I believe they are rather important in the game?) at the Round Church in Bowmore, Port Ellen war memorial (at the ferry terminal) and Ardbeg distillery. Also there are a lot of players at the Islay map in Bowmore I hear.

PS: I don't play myself and must admit a lot of what Donald was saying was rather baffling to me, I hope I've got the basic terms right.

Opening up the discussion. Have your say:


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