Who Let a Pidgey into the Library?

Pokemon Go is the newest sensation and all over the news and social media.  It is an augmented reality game you play on your Android or iPhone.  Unlike virtual reality, which substitutes your visual experience, augmented reality takes the real world and adds an extra layer to it.  Just like how we used Aurasma to see into the future of the library’s renovation project, Pokemon Go lets you see through the eyes of a Pokemon trainer.

Here’s what the world looks like in Pokemon Go: 

You may recognize a slice of Des Plaines.  The library is near the bottom of the map, and looking north you’ll see Metropolitan Square as well as the McDonald’s in the distance.  The concept of the game is to walk between these landmarks, and Pokemon will pop up along the way.  Throw a Pokeball just right and you’ll catch them!  The more you catch, the more experience you’ll gain, and every trainer dreams of catching them all.

Certain spots on the map are marked with a floating blue cube.  Those are Pokestops.  You can find Pokemon or pick up Pokemon catching supplies at these spots.    The Peace Garden is our nearest Pokestop.  If your feet need a break from all the exercise, you can attach a lure to a Pokestop, and the Pokemon will come to you!

A Pidgey in the library!
The big, floating arenas are gyms.  That’s us!  DPPL is a gym, and currently guarded by a mean, looking Flareon.  Gyms are where your Pokemon can spar to gain experience, or battle for supremacy.  Certain Pokemon are strong against other types of Pokemon.  Fire-type Pokemon are stronger against ice-type Pokemon, for example, providing strategy to which Pokemon you choose to cultivate for battles.

So, come to the library to lure, battle, catch, and collect all the pokemon you can handle with Pokemon Go.  We also have Pokemon games, strategy guides, graphic novels, and more to check out at DPPL!

Pokemon Guide

Pokémon : essential handbook

The need-to-know stats and facts on over 640 Pokémon.  Get all the details you need about over 640 Pokémon characters, find out how each evolved and which region they hail from. Then you can master almost any Pokémon training challenge.

Pokemon Graphic Novel

Pokémon : Diamond and Pearl adventure

by Ihara Shigekatsu

Hareta, raised in the wild by Pokémon, decides to become a Pokémon trainer. Along with his first Pokémon Piplup and his new friend Mitsumi, he sets off in search of the legendary Pokémon Dialga, but Team Galactic is hunting for Dialga too.

Pokemon X

Pokémon X

for Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon Y

Pokémon Y

for Nintendo 3DS

Poké́mon, the movie. Hoopa and the clash of ages.

Poké́mon, the movie. Hoopa and the clash of ages

When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokemon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things, including people and Pokémon, through its magic ring. After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again. Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within?

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