Pokémon Go craze continues in Fife as libraries get involved

Do you know your Drowzees from your Zubats? Chances are, no matter where you've been recently you won't have been able to avoid hearing about the latest mobile gaming craze sweeping the nation: Pokémon Go!

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 4:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:53 pm
Pokemon Go at Fife Cultural Trust libraries

And Fife Cultural Trust is getting in on the act, with many libraries throughout the Kingdom now serving as Pokéstops.

And given that the venues offer free wifi, it’s a gamer’s dream, not having to use any of their mobile data to catch the wee monsters.

For those not in the Pokémon Go-know, it is a free-to-play augmented reality game in which players can roam the streets trying to collect and train cartoon creatures with a swipe of their smartphone.

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Pokémon are ‘planted’ on maps using GPS and they can be caught using Pokéballs which, when they run out, can be restocked at Pokéstops.

Kirkcaldy Galleries Library is one such Pokéstop venue, as is Cupar Library, Duloch Library and many more – all of which are teeming with wild Pokémon.

Many venues also have gyms nearby that users can visit to stock up on items for battle.

To access the free wifi you do need a membership – just register at the library or online at Fife Direct.