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Detroit Bus Company launches "Pokemon Go Bus Adventure" tours

Posted: 7:49 AM, Jul 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-14 13:32:55-04

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: "When the Pokemon Go-ing gets tough, the tough get on a bus that will take them to all of the best Pokestops."

OK, maybe I just made up that saying. 

The Detroit Bus Company is launching "Pokemon Go Bus Adventure" tours.  

If you "gotta catch 'em all," you can now catch a ride around Royal Oak, Detroit or Roseville with fellow Pokemon players this weekend.

The buses will take passengers to the best Pokemon Go spots in the area. For instance, if you sign up for the Detroit adventure, you’ll find yourself at places like Campus Martius and Michigan Central Station.

Each tour will last about two hours.

Detroit Bus Company Founder Andy Didorosi tells 7 Aciton News that there will also be giveaways. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but he may have mentioned something about stuffed Pikachus.

The inspiration for the tour was born out of his own growing obsession with the game.

"I've been catching the crap out of Pokemon," Didorosi joked. "I grew up playing." 

Didorosi says he thought the bus trips would be a fun and safe way for kids--and, let’s face it, parents—to hit the best Pokestops and Gyms around.

"We wanted to promote safety...with a vehicle we drive," said Didorosi. 

There will also be a Pokemaster on the bus to help guide.

Forty-four seats are available for each tour. Tickets are $17.99 for kids and $19.99 for adults. 

You can get more information and book a seat here. 

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