Pokemon Go To Help Japan Tourism In Troubles Areas

Posted: Nov 14 2016, 8:48am CST | by , in Gaming


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Pokemon Go to Help Japan Tourism in Troubles Areas
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Pokemon Go has been thinking about spawning since the start of the game, and they have slowly switched nests every so often. However, now that some people are leaving, they have had to get creative in what they do. There was a specific Halloween event and now we have specific super-nests that will help us with a new daily quest system.

But Niantic is working on something that is even more interesting - they are spawning Lapras on the coastlines of the areas impacted by the 2011 Tsunami, Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, and Fukushima Prefecture, according to Forbes.

The goal is to increase the tourism that these areas see. You will be able to get quite a few Pokemon as well as help the economy. Lapras are one of the most powerful Pokemon you can find, but they are notoriously difficult to get unless you are extremely lucky.

The event will run until November 23, 2016, so it might be a bit late for people to plan a trip to Japan. However, they are really targeting people who will be able to frequent the location more often. Since Pokemon Go is so popular in Japan, it will probably be a hit.

At the very least, it is interesting to see Niantic targeting specific areas to help with the economy. It probably isn't all for a good cause - they are likely planning something into the future that will require targeted spawns.

If you want an army of Lapras, you better get to Japan.

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