"Pokemon Go" fanatics who are thinking about what college to attend may want to consider the University of Idaho.
This fall, the school will offer a new physical activity class called Pop Culture Games, which will get students out and about on campus in search of Pikachu, Charmander, and their friends.
The idea isn't just to "catch them all" but also build teamwork and leadership skills while also soaking up the sun and getting in a solid daily dose of activity, according to a press release from the school announcing the course.
“It’s a great way to engage youth through adults, and a great way to engage families in active games together," Philip Scruggs, chair of the Department of Movement Sciences said in a statement. "Our interest is to turn folks on to an active lifestyle, and that can be achieved in endless ways.”
But, as Pokemania overtakes the global landscape, with more than 75 million downloads to date, not everyone has caught "Pokemon Go" fever.
One New Jersey man is reportedly spearheading a class action lawsuit against game makers Niantic, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company to ensure his lawn remains a Pokemon No-Go zone.
In the weeks since the popular game was released, at least five people have knocked on Jeffrey Marder's door in West Orange, N.J. asking if he can let them into his backyard so they can catch a Pokemon placed there by the game.
The Pokemon Company said last week it was working on fixes that allowed the game to maintain its same fun vibe while also respecting real world properties that don't wish to be included.