By Rebecca Tudor
Since being launched in early July, the mobile application Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. It took only one week for 10 million users to download the game (a new record) and has now been downloaded over 30 million times.
The odds are, you or someone you know is on the path to becoming a pokemaster themselves. Be sure to stop by The Milford Bank’s locations at some point along your path. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s what you can expect when you stop by:
- At our downtown office, there are 12 pokestops within a half-mile radius where you can resupply yourself with pokeballs, eggs and other boosters to help you capture the monsters. There are also four pokegyms nearby where you can test your skills battling other players.
- At our Post Road West office, you’ll find one stop and one gym nearby.
- In the vicinity around our Devon location, there are two pokestops.
- There’s a pokegym very close to our Woodmont office.
- Near our Stratford location, you’ll find three pokestops and a gym.
- There have even been pokemon spotted inside our Post Road East location.
We’ll even be setting up lures within our locations to draw pokemon into our offices. Be sure to look for updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see when a pokemon you still need to collect makes an appearance.
When you stop in to one of our branches, be sure to mention pokemon to one of our friendly representatives and you’ll even receive a free blink light so you can safely hunt after dark as well.
Speaking of safety, be sure to follow these guidelines put out by the Connecticut state police:
- Don’t play while driving.
- Don’t trespass on private property (scaling fences, parachuting, tunneling, etc.).
- Don’t fight or argue with other players.
- Don’t be lured by a beacon signal into unfamiliar surroundings.
- Stay alert near roads.
- Make yourself visible when playing at night.
- Play with friends or family.
The Milford Bank even has a few employees that moonlight as pokemon trainers that have been happy to provide a few tips on how to improve as a player yourself. But don’t be surprised to receive an invitation to test your skills as a pokemon trainer if you run into one of them.
- The pokemon eggs you collect will require you to walk a certain distance to make them hatch. Gather up as many eggs as you can before embarking on a long walk to save yourself time and energy.
- Try to be as accurate as possible when throwing a pokeball out to capture a pokemon. Not only will this increase the likelihood of capture, saving you resources, but you’ll gain extra experience points for accurate tosses, which will help you level up more quickly.
- When you’re in the heat of battle, wait until your screen starts to flash yellow and then swipe your screen to the right or left and you’ll have a chance to dodge your enemy’s attack.
To find out the nearest office of The Milford Bank to you, or to see how you can follow our social media accounts for the latest Pokemon Go updates, click here.