COUNTY NEWS: First Pokemon captured at the top of the i360
Avid Pokemon fan Danny Woolven, 15, managed to capture a Pokemon 450 feet over Sussex on Thursday (August 4).
Prior to the British Airways i360 being opened to the public on Thursday, Danny from Telscombe Cliffs went up with his mother, Paula, and friends Cameron and Katrina Sinclair, after Paula won a flight on the ‘Community Champions’ trip.
Danny was determined to see if he could be the first to ‘catch’ a Pokemon at the new attraction, and at the top, he was able to log in to the phone app and even acquire some pokeballs from the pokestop at the base of the tower.
The Pokemon that appeared was aptly aquatic – but sadly the weakest Pokemon in the game. The Magikarp is a pathetic looking goldfish, laying on his side, with his only attack listed as ‘splash’!
There is some good news to the story though. If Danny catches another 399 Magikarp, he would be able to evolve the creature he named ‘i360 Top’ into a fearsome Gyarados, a dragon like sea-serpent who is one of the game’s strongest creatures.
“I won’t evolve i360 Top though” said Danny, who attends PCS school in Peacehaven “he’s a great souvenir to remember our flight with, even if he is a bit wet!”
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