We just can't deny it: Practically everyone is hooked on Pokemon Go. But while the GPS and internet-powered game has primarily encouraged players to exercise, people's (over) excitement and zealousness about the game has led to unfortunate circumstances like road accidents and robberies, to name a few. The good news is, many major companies and budding entrepreneurs alike are finding ways to make the game safe and enjoyable for its users, and we've compiled establishments in the Philippines that are perfect havens for Pokemon trainers. Read on and enjoy!
1. SM Malls
Aside from hosting its usual sales, over 50 SM malls will be holding a one night only lure party on August 12, from 5PM to 9PM, perfect for those who want to avoid Friday night traffic after work.
2. Eastwood City
Come equipped with your knowledge about the Pokemon universe to Eastwood City on August 12. Answer questions during the Pokemon Quiz night, and dress up as your favorite Pokemon (if you are that hardcore) for a chance to win prizes! All of this on top of a lure party from 6PM to 9PM. Not sure which spots in Eastwood are PokeStops and Gyms? Here’s their guide.
3. Robinsons Malls
Not free on August 12 for a lure party? No worries, as Robinsons Malls will be holding a three-day long lure party at select malls from August 12 to 14, 12NN to 7PM.
4. Ayala Malls
Just like Robinsons Malls, select Ayala Mals will be hosting a lure party from August 12 to 14 in two time slots: One from 11AM to 2PM, and another from 4PM to 7PM.
5. Poke Tour Manila
Thinking of a fun way for you and your barkada to have a gimik and get to hunt for Pokemon at the same time? Poke Tour Manila has you covered! For P1,999 for a group of four, you and your friends can go roam around places in Metro Manila that are full of PokeStops (and Gyms) for four hours. An added bonus: Your driver during the roadtrip will be sporting an Ash Ketchum outfit!
Still in search for rare Pokemon like a Dratini? Nadine Lustre gave a hint over Twitter, and it happens to be located in one of Jollibee’s many branches.
7. Victoria Court
Most, if not all, Victoria Court branches are laden with Pokestops, and as an added bonus, they are encouraging everyone to share their Pokemon find, and get a chance to win an overnight stay at any Victoria court branch.
8. Cubao Expo
Aside from hosting a lure party from 7PM to 12MN while enjoying board games, indulging on several glasses of beer, and listening to good music, members of Team Instinct get extra perks! Should you be dining at Appraisery, Gorgons, or 4 Stings, you get 10% off your food and drinks by presenting proof that you belong to Team Instinct.
9. Team Fanboy gathering
Are you a Pokemon trainer residing in the San Juan area? Join members of The Fanboy SEO for a half-day long Pokemon hunting at Greenhills Shopping Center on August 13, from 12NN to 9PM.
ALSO READ: Hot Stuff: Everything You Need to Know About Pokemon Go!
Banner photograph from ABS-CBN News.