Gotta Catch ’Em All! Communicating Entomology with Pokémon
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In 2012, an article was published in American Entomologist regarding the influence of rhinoceros beetles on Akihabara culture (Hoshina and Takada 2012). However, one critical game was missing from their discussion: Pokémon. With the advent of Pokémon GO, an augmented reality-based cell phone app released in the U.S. on 6 July 2016, the Pokémon craze is once again in the limelight, and this presents a unique opportunity for entomologists and science educators to increase student interest in natural history.
Schmidt-Jeffris, R. A., & Nelson, J. C. (2018). Gotta Catch ’Em All! Communicating Entomology with Pokémon. American Entomologist, 64(3), 159–164. https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmy048
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