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Gamers Are Visiting Mosques to Catch Pokémon

You may have heard of the Pokémon Go craze which is going on. It’s a smartphone game which uses augmented reality to make Pokémon characters appear around you and allows you to catch them. As you move around, different of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is.

This means Pokémon can be found anywhere including places of worship such as mosques!

Gamers have been tweeting about finding Pokémon in mosques:

This Pokémon was spotted in East London Mosque:

drowzee mosque

Mosques have also been designated as Pokémon Stops/Gyms:

If the game encourages people to visit mosques, it can only be a good thing right? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Pokémon Go is not the first time augmented reality has been used to find landmarks such as mosques. The Islamic GPS app uses the same technology to locate mosques and Islamic landmarks around the world.

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