A Pokemon creature, called a male Nidoran, appears in the new Pokemon Go game that is a smartphone app while in Merced's Courthouse Park, where about 50 people gathered to play in one afternoon on Monday, July 11, 2016. The free downloadable mobile app is an interactive game that forces players to travel outside their homes, into the real world to catch virtual critters. Players collect, evolve and battle their Pokemon with other real-world players.
A Pokemon creature, called a male Nidoran, appears in the new Pokemon Go game that is a smartphone app while in Merced's Courthouse Park, where about 50 people gathered to play in one afternoon on Monday, July 11, 2016. The free downloadable mobile app is an interactive game that forces players to travel outside their homes, into the real world to catch virtual critters. Players collect, evolve and battle their Pokemon with other real-world players. Brianna Calix BRIANNA CALIX / bcalix@mercedsun-star.com
A Pokemon creature, called a male Nidoran, appears in the new Pokemon Go game that is a smartphone app while in Merced's Courthouse Park, where about 50 people gathered to play in one afternoon on Monday, July 11, 2016. The free downloadable mobile app is an interactive game that forces players to travel outside their homes, into the real world to catch virtual critters. Players collect, evolve and battle their Pokemon with other real-world players. Brianna Calix BRIANNA CALIX / bcalix@mercedsun-star.com

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July 11, 2016 5:29 PM

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