Pokémon, the mega-popular fad of the late 1990s/early 2000s, is back with the smart phone-based Pokémon Go.

What is Pokémon Go? Allow this post from Vox to explain:

In simple terms, Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game.

Importantly, there’s plenty of Pokémon Go fun to be had in Kosciusko — whether a resident, guest, or traveler on the Natchez Trace.

Gyms & Poke Stops in Kosciusko

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The opportunity to hunt Pokémon downtown?
Kosciusko’s historic court square somehow got even better.

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A flock of Pidgies has been sighted around The Star-Herald lately. You do not know what a Pidgie is? Well neither did we a week ago. As the number of players increases around Kosciusko, we would like to encourage safe hunting practices. • Remember not to use you cellphone to catch Pokemon or look for Stops and Gyms while driving! Bring a buddy who can hold your phone and direct you to your destinations if you have to. Keep both eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. • Do not stop in the middle of the street! If your buddy finds something on your phone then turn on your signal and look for the nearest parking spot to safely pull into. • Do not trespass! Pokestops are not generated by players, and some may appear on or near private property by accident. If there is not public access/parking available near a site, then move on to the next one. There are a large amount of safe stops located all over town. Have fun, be safe, and catch them all!

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