Pokemon are everywhere — in your office, below that flyover, next to your boyfriend, inside your house even. And Mumbai’s Poke-heads are lapping them up like a kitten has discovered milk.
Cynics might claim it is a flashback from German director Wolf Rilla’s science-fiction classic Village of the Damned. Fans might dismiss them as Luddites who need to move on with the programme. Regardless, you know a fad is at a manic boil when a Pokemon Walk is to be held in your city (and that it’s not the first).
Tany Joseph, 23, who has organised a PokeWalk, on 23 July at Churchgate, claims that over 4,000 people have marked themselves as ‘going’ and over 13,000 have marked themselves as ‘interested’ on his Facebook event link.
“If we are expecting such a huge crowd, I need to seek permission from the cops. A few sponsors have approached me too. They have offered to distribute some freebies at the event. I am in talks with them too. I have planned to ask those coming for the walk to dress in their team colours – red, blue and yellow. I am really looking forward to this,” he chimes. But pray, what is Pokemon Go?