Back by popular demand, National Pokémon Go Day will be held on June 4 in downtown Shreveport, with Sci-Port Discovery Center acting as the meet and greet headquarters. Players join in the 2022 national video game character scavenger hunt where they invoke the “gotta catch ’em all!” Pokémon slogan when trying to capture special Pokémon characters.
This popular augmented reality mobile game has players catch as many Pokémon as possible to then battle them in virtual reality locations called “gyms”. The player moves their character by walking around in the physical world. Players use their smartphone GPS and clock to detect where and when one is in the game via the Pokémon Go app.
Join hundreds of local Pokémon gamers and enthusiasts on Saturday, June 4 in downtown Shreveport to play Northwest Louisiana’s version Sci-Port is calling “Pokémon Geaux” from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as they join trainers via their smartphones around the world to compete on this special day that begins the Pokémon GO International Festival weekend. Downtown Shreveport has one of the most concentrated areas of Pokémon stops and some may even appear inside Sci-Port.
Shreveport’s Pokémon Geaux Fest is a celebration of friendship and community, so it’s only appropriate that the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokémon, should appear during this year’s weekend event.
Sci-Port admission will be $10 per person on this special day which includes Sci-Port, GamePort, and the IMAX Theater (excludes Adventures of Intrigue). Complimentary bottled waters will be available for guests while supplies last. The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours or special programs, call 318-424-3466 or visit sci-port.org