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The game that thrust Pokemon onto our phones and back into the zeitgeist continues to show us just how madly popular it is.
Pokemon Go, an augmented reality app that lets users find and catch Pokemon while moving around in the real world, surpassed Twitter in daily active users just six days after it was released. That's probably why when musician and Weymouth native Kerrin Connolly created a Facebook event to gather around 50 people for a Pokemon hunt in Boston Common, she received a few more RSVPs than she expected: According to the July 23 event’s page, almost 5,000 people have indicated they’re “going” and another 14,000 are “interested.”
“It just blew right up,” Connolly says. “It’s been a crazy couple of days.”
The huge influx of would-be trainers have somewhat complicated July 23, noon to 10 p.m. Boston Common RSVP at facebook.com/ events/1169909606406424
Connolly’s plans. Attendees won't be walking simultaneously; instead, they’re encouraged to arrive and organize at their own pace on the Common throughout the day.