Pokémon nostalgia has roared back with the release of Pokémon Go and those of us in the public health field are not immune to its charms. We wish we could offer you tips on how to catch that elusive Vaporeon, but the only Insider playtip we have so far is that the lobby of the King County Chinook Building is a Pokéstop. We’ll just stick to the kind of tips we do best for those looking to fill their Pokédexes: injury prevention (woot!).
Have fun, and good luck catching ’em all!
Dr. Li-Vollmer is our health department’s preeminent Poké-scholar, in addition to our risk communication specialist. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on “The Pokémon phenomenon: A case study of media influence and audience agency in children’s consumer culture.” We’re not kidding.