Fans from San Francisco to New York extol the benefits of the monster-catching craze while trying to avoid walking into poles
Theres a really rare Pokmon really close by, confides Deann Rossi.
Shes leaning against a wall near the World Trade Center, in lower Manhattan, surveying the landscape on her Pokmon Go app.
The rare species is a Scyther, a nearly 5ft-tall green bug, known for its aggression and speed. Its just a few blocks away, loitering on a street corner towards the Hudson River.
Sadly for the busy Rossi, 31, she cant catch the 123lb insectoid this Scyther will live to fight another day.
Rossi has been a fan of the Pokmon world, where humans catch creatures and pit them against each other for sport, since the 1990s. But since Pokmon Go, a mobile version of the game, was released, her interest has risen to new levels. In the five days since its 6 July launch, Rossi has already spent many hours playing the game.