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Its official – as of yesterday morning, Pokémon Go is available in the United Kingdom. Naturally, we are completely hooked and have been trekking through Stafford in our efforts to catch ‘em all. Consider this week’s 848 Update a tribute to all things Pokémon Go!

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Apparently, alongside getting Pokémon Go, the UK welcomed a new Prime Minister this week in the form of Theresa May this week and, it would appear, she had an extra helper for moving into Number 10! Whilst BBC reporter Adam Fleming was waiting on Mrs May’s arrival, he managed to catch a wild Pikachu. There was also a Drowzee present, but no one seems to be as bothered about that.

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One of the earliest stories about Pokémon Go mishaps emerged from Australia where Darwin police station has been named as a Pokéstop. Darwin police advised users via social media that they didn’t need to step inside the building to collect their Pokéballs and doing so could interfere with police matters… they have been warned!

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Searching for Pokéstops and rare Pokémon can be a great way to get players exploring their hometowns. One Pokémon trainer got more than she bargained for though, as she stumbled across a dead body whilst searching for a Pokéstop.

The death appears to be accidental and no foul play is suspected, but this story serves to remind us all to be careful when hunting for Pokémon – you never know what else you might find!

We hope you enjoyed this special 848 Update! On a related note, for anyone on team Instinct, we’d love to team up with and take on the gym a few doors down from our office – any takers?