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    Posted on Jul 23, 2016

    I Went To A Massive Pokémon Go Lure Event In London To Catch Some Pokémon

    And I ended up with 19.

    Today, I joined hundreds of people in central London to go on a five kilometre walk to catch some Pokémon in the boiling heat.

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    The event was organised by the Pokemon Go – London Facebook page. The organiser said he was stunned by how many people had turned up.

    On my way there, I ran into a Jynx who I caught after three attempts.

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    I arrived at the meeting point – Big Ben – and it was so packed that people were standing on a road fence.

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    Everyone was finding it tricky due to the bright sun.

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    There was a very large team Mystic presence.

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    Valor and Instinct were also there, but not so well represented.

    A wild Seaking appeared along the river Thames that I just couldn't catch.

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    London seems to be made up of Drowzees and Pidgeys.

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    They were literally everywhere.

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    The cutest player of all was Luna.

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    Luna and her owner Franco always look for Pokémon together and have walked 12KM.

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    Tia Hammond, 16, caught a level 873 Gengar.

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    Anna caught her favourite Pokemon, a Jigglypuff.

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    Then things got really exciting – a Pikachu was spotted outside 10 Downing Street.

    There is a Pikachu outside 10 Downing Street......This surely will cause some chaos right? We can hope? #London #PokemonGo

    No one was allowed in obviously, but that didn't stop people trying to convince the guards otherwise.

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    We'd made our way past Trafalgar Square, then Leicester Square, went through Soho, then Covent Garden and finally back to Big Ben. Although my battery died, I managed to catch 19 Pokémon.

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    But there were people with much more impressive catches, like these. Pokémon goals.

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