As a designated arboretum, AU’s campus is an urban oasis of leafy trees and colorful flowers tucked into our own corner of Northwest Washington, D.C.
No wonder then, that along with squirrels, birds, and other fauna (including our metaphorical donkeys and elephants!), AU’s grounds are teeming with Pokémon.
Walk across campus and with practically every step, you stumble upon common Pokémon such as Rattata, Zubat, Paras, and Spearow.
But keep your eyes open! For safety reasons and to be aware of your surroundings, of course, but also so you won’t miss the Seel—a less commonly-found Pokémon (bonus: it’s adorable).
On campus, PokéStops are as abundant as Rattata. The more than 30 stops range from plaques marking an item or place, to statues, signs, and buildings or other formally-named spaces on campus.
While you're visiting PokéStops, don't be surprised if you also come across some AU Public Safety officers. "We've briefed our officers on it, and they love stopping by PokéStops to chat with players," said Will Sowers, University Police captain.
Sowers reminds AU Pokémon trainers that if they see anyone or anything suspicious while playing Pokémon GO on campus, they should call University Police at 202-885-3636.
In addition, there is one Pokémon gym on main campus, with another located near AU’s Washington College of Law at Tenley. Two more gyms flank campus.
Below, select screen shots of the some of the different Pokémon, PokéStops, and Pokémon gyms at/near AU.