Arts & Entertainment

Metro hops aboard Pokemon Go craze

April O'Neil (L), Ariana Nussdorf (C) and Julia Voth (R)look at their cellphones while playing Pokemon Go at Pershing Square.
April O'Neil (L), Ariana Nussdorf (C) and Julia Voth (R)look at their cellphones while playing Pokemon Go at Pershing Square.
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Los Angeles County Metro has gotten aboard the Pokemon Go craze. The transit agency will be attracting in-game monsters to Gold Line stops Sunday.

Metro will be luring Pokemon to five stations across the Gold Line: Mariachi Plaza, Union Station, Little Tokyo, Highland Park and Memorial Park in Pasadena.

The game encourages people to use local transportation and walk, Metro's Anna Chen tells KPCC:

"We just want people to kind of use our system and really explore these neighborhoods. We picked these five stations cause there's a lot of stuff nearby as well. So you can go out, buy some drinks, buy some food shop around and enjoy the neighborhood and hopefully discover a community you don't frequently visit."

The event runs Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Metro urges travelers to play safely and remain aware of their surroundings while catching all those monsters.