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Home / Latest News / More than 100 people descend on Welsh capital for inaugural Pokemon Go Walk

More than 100 people descend on Welsh capital for inaugural Pokemon Go Walk

Pikachu-potty followers of the global smartphone craze Pokemon Go were out in force in the Welsh capital at the inaugural Cardiff Pokemon Walk.

Around 100 Pokemon-mad punters took a route around the city centre in an attempt to lure and capture as many of the cartoon-like creatures as they possibly could at the event organised by city centre rock bar The Bunker.

Meeting at The Bunker on Sunday at 1pm, a Pokemon ‘lure’ was set at the Pokestop on the junction of Mill Lane and St Mary Street.

CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 24:
Pokemon Go walk organised by the Bunker rock bar on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff. Picture shows crowds in Cathays Park.
(Photo by Matthew Horwood)

Those taking part then followed a route from The Bunker down St Mary Street to Bute Park, the Civic Centre past the war memorial and museum and then back to the bar, where there was a screening of the Pokemon movie.

The idea came about after The Bunker’s events manager Benji Wild and his mates went on a city centre pub crawl.

“Some friends and I decided to meet in Cardiff and follow a certain route through town, around Bute Park and the museum and finally back into The Bunker on St Mary Street for a beer.

CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 24:
Pokemon Go walk organised by the Bunker rock bar on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff. Picture shows crowds near Coopers Field.
(Photo by Matthew Horwood)

“We had a fun afternoon and I realised that you could have even more fun with extra numbers.”

Almost 700 people registered interested in the event, but numbers were down due to Sunday’s rainy weather.

However, the event was still hugely successful and The Bunker is now organising a second event on Sunday, August 14.

“The rain put a lot of people off, but we were still very pleased with the numbers that turned up,” said The Bunker manager Chris Rose.

CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 24:
Pokemon Go walk organised by the Bunker rock bar on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff. Picture shows Pokemon players in Gorsedd Gardens.
(Photo by Matthew Horwood)

“Everybody seemed to enjoy it and it was definitely worth us investing the money in the event and to see so many people enjoying themselves.”

“We’re now hoping that our second event on August 14 will be even bigger and better.”

CARDIFF, WALES – JULY 24:
Pokemon Go walk organised by the Bunker rock bar on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff. Picture shows Emma Berry in Gorsedd Gardens.
(Photo by Matthew Horwood)

Free tickets for the next Cardiff Pokemon Walk are available HERE

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