SM Supermalls Hosts Its First Nationwide Pokémon Lure Party
It's only been a few weeks since it rolled out in the country but the Pokémon Go fever has definitely hit the Philippines hard with almost everyone glued to their mobile devices to catch Pokémon wherever they go. Of course, the country's bigger mall network joined the craze as well!
SM Supermalls made history last August 12 when they hosted the very first Nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party that simultaneously happened in 50 SM Supermalls all over the country.
Did you know the concentration of Pokéstops and Gyms can be found in malls? That's why Pokémon Go trainers headed down to their nearest SM Supermalls to join the fun as Lure Modules are set out in Pokéstops throughout the mall. I visited SM City North EDSA to join the fun as I'm also addicted to Pokémon Go.
Despite the heavy rain - solo, couples, family, young & old all gathered at The Block's main atrium to wait for the start of the Lure Party which lasted from 5pm to 9pm. Cosplayers and contests made the event more fun while trainers started to catch Pokémon left and right, that includes me.
As soon as 5pm, Lure Modules started to get activated one by one throughout the mall which marks the start of the 4-Hour non-stop lure party. With 18 Pokéstops and 1 Gyms, trainers at SM City North EDSA definitely took advantage of the Lure Modules to catch rares and to increase their character level.
The Pokémon Go Trainers had a blast during the event which prompted SM Supermalls to extend the Nationwide Pokémon Go Lure Party for an additional two last August 13 & 14. To give you quick look on the event, check out this video below: