Pokemon Go hack at MIT & Davis Sq

It’s July 11 and everyone is playing Pokemon Go… the streets of Cambridge and Somerville are full of folks walking around looking at their phones, catching Pokemons. I decided it was time to prank them by printing out colorful Pokemon creatures about 8″ tall and pasting them here and there in the physical universe, especially around Pokestops.

The goal is to make players doubletake and wonder for a second if they are seeing a real or unreal Pokemon. Here are some photos of the prank creatures a friend and I installed (non-destructively, using paper with rubber cement).


Squirtle in Cambridge Brewing Company, under the mural which is a Pokestop.


Another on the bike path near Davis Square (Photo by Jaden Andrea)