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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Pokémon Gym and Trainer News

Pokemon Gym NEW

Valley Ranch Library visitors may not all know this, but there is a Pokemon Go gym at their favorite library location. Every day, a variety of digital pocket monsters thrive alongside the physical materials – books, movies and music – just waiting for a trainer on their Pokemon Go app to discover them.

Pokémon is still plenty of fun for those who aren’t playing the game online, or over their data plans. At 2 p.m. April 19, celebrate Team Mystic, Valor and Instinct in the perfect low-tech event for kids in grades 1-6 at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail. Participate in a pokérific scavenger hunt to catch ‘em all; create your very own Styrofoam pokéball; and hatch a special poké-egg – who knows what Pokémon will be found! Supplies are limited. No tickets or advanced registration required. Call (972) 721-4612 for more information.

Over the past few years, the Pokémon franchise has experienced quite a renewal among fans of all ages. The games, Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee have made Switch players virtual Pokémon trainers. The movie Detective Pikachu, to be released this May, has already created quite a buzz. Let’s not forget Pokémon Go, which put Pikachu and all his friends on our tablets and smartphones for outdoor adventures and team building challenges. What's the latest in Trainer news?

April 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. catch Bagon for this month's Community Day. Salamence evolved during the event will know the moveset Outrage. Some great places to catch Bagon in and near Irving include Fry's Electronics and Valley Ranch Library in north Irving, the South Irving Library and the Heritage Crossing area in south Irving, Northwest Park and Mike Lewis Park in West Irving/ far north Grand Prairie.

Between April 16 and April 23, participate in the Pokemon Go Eggstravaganza! Hatch 2 km eggs to receive baby pocket monsters like Magby, Pichu and Smoochum. Just for the holiday, Shiny Buneary is available.

From April 15 -22, trainers have another shot at the legendary Latios! Some may even encounter the shiny form.

As always, Irving Public Library locations are friendly places to visit during game play when you gotta catch 'em all!

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