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  • Dear fellow curious minds and world explorers,

  • It’s come to our attention that many folks , including us, have been enjoying the excitement

  • that is Pokemon Go. It’s created a great sense of adventure and lust to get out, explore

  • the world, and catchem all!

  • But, dear friends, please don’t forget about the Pokemon in REAL LIFE. You know, like the

  • electric, poison AND water Pokemon the Platypus. It’s one of the only egg laying and venomous

  • mammals! Not to mention they use electroreception to locate their prey. Or what about the ever

  • mysterious Dark, Ground pokemon the raccoon, using their high intelligence to remember

  • solutions to tasks for up to three years.

  • Of course there are many rare Pokemon to find around planet earth, too; try looking for the

  • Psychic, Ground star-nosed mole with it’s twenty-two pink fleshy appendages on it’s

  • snout hosting 25,000 minute sensory receptors. Or the Blue Dragon nudibranch, which floats

  • upside down in the water using surface tension, and camouflages with the water. This treehopper

  • is a rare Grass and Bug pokemon, with a unique horn-like extension or helmet. And, who’s

  • THAT Pokemon? Why it’s the red-lipped batfish, which uses its pectoral fins to walk on the

  • ocean floor, and the structure on it’s head to attract prey. Much like the lures in Pokemon

  • GO attract you! You may not want to take on the rhinoceros beetle though. This fighter

  • can lift 850 times its own weight! If you had this strength, you could lift close to

  • two 18-wheeler trucks.

  • While youre chasing Caterpie, why not look for caterpillars? An awesome creature that

  • literally evolves from one form to another. Many of which create beautiful metallic

  • looking chrysalises in the process. Found a pidgey? Look around and you might see a

  • pigeon too! This amazing bird can learn to distinguish every letter of the alphabet,

  • and many have the unique ability to find their way home over huge distances using megnetoreception.

  • And if you come across a geodude, it never hurts to stop and check out the local rocks,

  • which can be pretty dang neat too.

  • These pokemon have always been all around us, which is why we are proposing the Pokemon

  • IRL challenge, inspired by Asia Murphy who created the rules for this game. Simply find

  • or pick an animal that inspires you, break down it’s powers and unique attributes and

  • then share with the world using the hashtag #PokemonIRL. Extra points if you took the

  • picture yourself! Found a creature during your adventures you aren’t sure about?

  • Snap a photo and use the hashtag #PokeBlitz to have others help you figure out what it is!

  • And spread this video to get others inspired by the natural world! Well be sharing our

  • favourites on twitter and instagram, so follow and tag us in your discoveries!

Dear fellow curious minds and world explorers,

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