One of the best things about Pokemon Go is that it gets you out and about, but even then it may be hard to meet people. Well, not any more! Now you can actively meet people while still catching ‘em all.
ENA Ltd has announced it will be holding Pokémon Go matchmaking events around Tokyo and Kanagawa, cleverly calling the meetups “Pokemon Gokon” – “Gokon” being the Japanese word for “matchmaking event”.
The first Pokemon Gokon took place at Hibiya Park on Wednesday night. It cost 2,000 yen for men and 1,000 yen for women who booked online.
Participants were digitally marked in the game so thgey could easily find others who are part of the event. Organizers are encouraging single people to join as “it will be easy to start a conversation with others because you’re playing the same game”.
And best of all, everyone gathered for drinks after the hunt for Pokemon comes to an end. According to the organizers the after-drinks meetup allows for more sparks to fly: “You can enjoy drinking with everyone you met in the game and also have some exciting new encounters. This will be your chance to chat to people who you couldn’t talk with during the game.”
There will also be one held around Odawara Castle in Kanagawa Prefecture on Saturday Aug 27. Organizers are also planning future events for Yoyogi Park, Ueno Park and Inokashira Park, which are all in Tokyo.
So if you’re feeling a little lonely this summer and you’ve caught the Pokémon Go bug, perhaps Pokemon Gokon is the event for you.
Sources: Otakomu, Pokemongokon.com
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