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Pokémon Go Stops at Mason


Image Credit: Pokemon Go

It seems that Pokémon Go has dominated the Mason Nation this summer! Here is a list of some Poké Spots that have been located on the Fairfax Campus. If you need a map, click here

If you know of a spot that’s not on this list, tweet to @GeorgeMasonNews using #MasonPokemon and we’ll add it here!

  • The George Mason statue – Johnson Center (outside)
  • Relief of Dancer plaster cast statue – Harris Theater (outside)
  • Old Seer, 472 – 456 BCE plaster cast statue – SUB I
  • Cypriote Relief of Woman with Jewelry, 525 – 520 BCE – Robinson B (second floor)
  • Woman in Hammock statue – Robinson (outside)
  • The George Mason University clock – North Plaza
  • Fenwick Library
  • Johnson Center
  • Southside Tower
  • Franklin Hall
  • Mason Pond

Pokémon Go Etiquette and Advice

Adapted from: Pokémon Go Street Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

  • Put your phone away when the vibe isn’t right. Trust your instincts.
  • Play with your friends – or the new ones that you met during orientation!
  • Explore new places! One the best things about Pokémon Go is it gets people to places in their city that they’ve never visited before. Make sure you actually look up from your phone now and then to take in the different areas around our university.
  • Please be respectful of other people around you (maybe turn the volume down on your phone?)
  • Do not run out into the street trying to catch a Pokémon! We are a bustling campus, even in the summer, so make sure you try to catch the critter from the sidewalk – not in the middle of Patriot Circle!
  • Stairwells should be avoided at all costs!
  • If you’re going to play Pokémon Go on public transit, be extra diligent about protecting yourself against theft and also making sure you provide room for any others who want to ride on the bus or Metro train with you.
  • It’s always good manners to be friendly, but don’t be intrusive to others around you that you suspect of playing Pokémon Go at the same time you are. They might not want to talk to you, and that’s their right. Don’t push it.