While pretty much every county is seeing the Pokemon Go craze, its nothing like in Korea.
Pokémon Go, the free-to-play augmented reality mobile game that has players roving the streets as they chase around virtual 3D characters using their smartphones has now sent a South Korean town into a huge tourist destination.
Google maps are banned in South Korea due to security concerns that technically arise from North Korea, but that couldn’t hinder South Korea Pokémon Go enthusiasts from joining this global frenzy. Using their wits, it seems like these players discovered that a small town north of the country has some major loopholes in regard to the government’s Google Map restriction.
Known as Sokcho, the lovely seaside town has provided players with the loophole and they’ve now turned it into their own getaway. Since the word got out that the game is playable in Sokcho, tourists have bombarded the town with one main reason: looking to play Pokémon Go.
Players are ready for the two-hour bus ride from Seoul just to find cheeky Pokémon characters. The town’s city hall has fully embraced this craze and has announced that they’re in the process of increasing free Wi-Fi spots and battery charging stations.