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Metro USA (Boston) - - THINGS TO DO - JAKE TABER

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.

Catch ’em all. GETTY IMAGES

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