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Breakfast: Texans can't get enough Pokémon Go


Pikachu isn't just for kids.

Pokémon Go, the latest mobile craze sweeping the nation, also has several Texans players hot on the trail.

The makers of the Nintendo-owned franchise launched the augmented reality game in its Pokémon Go app. Pokémon Go fever is so high, it's reported to be on the verge of overtaking Twitter in terms of daily active users on Android, according to Forbes.

Users walk around searching for the furry little creatures, receiving alerts on their smartphones when one is nearby. The app uses GPS to locate the Pokémon on smartphone screens.

The phenomenon has people walking around aimlessly on the virtual scavenger hunt, also on the lookout for gyms where they can train their Pokémon. The rarer the breed, the better.

Fans of the new game are out and about collecting the creatures, sometimes to their own peril. Charles James, for instance, tweeted that he nearly encountered a live alligator while playing on his phone in Florida. Needless to say, James promptly turned around and continued his search elsewhere.

With just under three weeks until the start of training camp, the clock is ticking for players to find as many Pokémon as possible.

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