Asda Taps Into Pokemon Go Craze

The Pokemon Go craze sweeping across the country has prompted Asda to issue a list of tips and guidelines for playing the game in its stores.

The app, which was launched in the UK last week, is a location-based augmented reality mobile game which encourages users to search out Pokemon characters in their local area and around the country.

Following a surge in customers asking its customer service staff for assistance in finding Pokemon, Asda has issued official guidelines to help customers enjoy Pokemon Go, while keeping safe in its stores!

An Asda spokesperson, said: “We all want our customers to enjoy finding a Pikachu at the pizza counter, or a Jigglypuff at George, but we acknowledge that there have been some concerns about the distractions caused by the game. So today’s guidelines will help everyone catch those highly sought after items safely – not to mention Pokemon too.”

Asda’s official Pokemon Go in-store guidelines:

  1. There is enough Pokemon for everyone – no running in stores to be the first to catch one
  2. Celebrate respectfully – shouting ‘YESSS’ at the fish counter may unnerve people
  3. Help is on hand – customer service colleagues will be on hand to offer safe directions around stores if you need assistance in safely locating a Pokemon
  4. Eyes up – please be mindful of fellow shoppers and be aware of your surroundings
  5. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and should not engage strangers (that’s a very serious one please, folks)
  6. Everyone is welcome to use the in-store Wi-Fi – please don’t run up huge bills on our account
  7. Please refrain from abandoning trolleys while catching Pokemon
  8. If any Pikachu are found in our stores then please let customer services know and we’ll congratulate you over the tannoy
  9. Gym etiquette – when training in our stores which are Pokegyms, feel free to use our store cafes to train in comfort
  10. Please keep your Pikachu on a lead at all times