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Nearly 8,000 U.S. Starbucks are now PokéStops or Pokémon Gyms

Latte, extra hot, with a Pikachu.

First it was Sprint, and now Starbucks and The Pokémon Company are teaming up to make over 7,800 of the company’s popular coffee stores and meeting places into either PokéStops or Gyms.

The news comes as Niantic and The Pokémon Company try to prevent the inevitable winter participation drop in a game that relies on people having to trek outside. For much of the U.S., where both the Sprint  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go launches in Japan with sponsored gyms

Pokémon Go has made its debut in Japan, and the game is seeing its first commercial tie-in. Over 3,000 McDonald’s outlets spread across the country have been turned into gyms, allowing players to battle and take control of the real-world locations for their teams.

The game should make its way to other markets in Asia in due course of time. In the meantime, check out our extensive coverage of Pokémon Go.

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