Visitors to one of South Yorkshire’s most scenic beauty spots can expect to see cuddly critters and monsters by using a new mobile phone app that is taking the world by storm.
Pokémon Go players are being urged to enjoy the great outdoors whilst playing the smash hit game as the app can be used at the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster.
Gamers are encouraged to take in the beautiful surroundings of the wetland wildlife haven and share their Pokemon findings online by tweeting @yorkswildlife with their pictures using the hashtag @PokemonWild.
Doncaster youngster Jason Peacock recently visited the nature reserve and had great success catching some Pokémon.
His mum Melanie said: “It’s a great place as Potteric is safe to walk around - there are no roads and there are really nice views whilst playing Pokémon Go.”
Nicola Scothern, regional manager of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, which maintains Potteric Carr, added: “We have been having lots of fun on our Potteric Carr reserve finding Pokémon.”
The game, which lets players roam a map using their phone’s GPS location to find and catch Pokemon characters to train and battle, has become a huge hit around the world.
The main aim of the mobile phone game is to catch Pokemon - pocket monsters - which pop up along the way.
The game provides an augmented reality experience, using the smartphone’s camera to provide a live view of the world, with Pokemon superimposed.