Leamington landmarks are now Pokestops for Pokemon GO game

Leamington on Pokemon GO.
Leamington on Pokemon GO.
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Leamington Town Hall and the Warwickshire Justice Centre are among the landmarks listed as ‘Pokestops’ in the new mobile gaming sensation Pokemon GO.

The game encourages people to visit landmarks so they can pickup useful items which can help them collect Pokemon - monsters of various shapes and sizes.

Other sites for players to visit include the Lion and Unicorn crest above the entrance of the Regent Hotel building in the Parade, which is now a TravelLodge, Napoleon III House, The Flames of Marble memorial sculpture outside Leamington Fire Station and the Spirit of Wendy sculpture outside the Spa Centre.

Pokemon GO was officially released for mobile devices in the UK this week.

It was already available in the US, Australia and Germany but some UK gamers found ways around the country restriction to get early access.

The app lets players roam a map using their phone’s GPS location data and catch Pokemon to train and battle.

The game has been a massive success for Nintendo, which part-owns the franchise,

It is now the biggest game in US history according to online survey company SurveyMonkey.

As of Tuesday, Pokemon Go attracted just under 21 million daily active users in the United States.

Previous record holders include Draw Something and Candy Crush at roughly 16 million and 20 million, respectively.

Pokemon GO can be downloaded from the app stores on various mobile devices and requires users to log in via a Google account and includes in-app purchases.