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JUST when you thought the Pokemon Go craze was subsiding, there’s a new addictive app promising to steal your summer.

But this time it’s cartoon cat Garfield who will be encouraging us to get out and explore our surroundings.

The Garfield app is jumping on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

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The Garfield app is jumping on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

Players wander cities in the guise of Garfield, who is on the lookout for pizza and Amazon vouchers hidden in treasure chests, according to its maker, Freeze Tag.

A barometer stating “warmer” or “colder” will nudge them in the right direction.

It’s available on Android and iPhone 5+ but unfortunately for Brits, the game only works in the US, Canada and Australia for now.

Garfield wanders around searching for treasure chests and slices of pizza and cake

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Garfield wanders around searching for treasure chests and slices of pizza and cake

Hidden in treasure chests are vouchers for Amazon and food coupons

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Hidden in treasure chests are vouchers for Amazon and food coupons

It’s been a year since the Pokemon Go craze was born, which saw people racing around Britain trying to catch the cute characters.

The Japanese game, which translates as pocket monsters, was first a trading card game before being developed by Niantic as a video game.

Pokemon Go is an app that is an augmented reality game which lets players find and catch Pokemon characters in their real world surroundings.

Users are expected to be super fit, as they are twice as likely to reach their 10,000-steps-per-day goal after playing the mobile phone game, according to research.

But at least 120 crimes – including alleged rapes – were linked to Pokemon Go within six weeks of its launch.

Tragic Carl Gregory, 20, was killed while playing the game in Broadstairs, Kent.

Carl was apparently attacked after getting involved in a fight while taking part in the mobile phone game.

asked Jun 18 by Paula (700 points)  
   

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Photo: Niantic/Nintendo

Photo: Niantic/Nintendo

I’ve been playing Pokémon GO pretty hardcore now for the past 48 hours or so, at least whenever the servers have decided to work. I have a bunch of 500+ CP Pokemon and have won and lost three gyms at this point. I’ve tried to do some research to improve my game, and what I’ve found are things that I wish I’d known from the start.

Some of these are things you should know right at the start, like before you even start playing, other items will hopefully just shorten the learning curve a bit, because so much about Pokémon GO is frustratingly vague and almost nothing is clearly explained.

answered Jul 13 by mariana (1,190 points)  

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