MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) — By now you’ve heard the stories about people getting into accidents or falling while playing Pokemon Go.
It happens when people are so fixed walking and watching their phones hoping to catch a Pokemon character during the game. Now a Mankato church is using the craze to find new followers.READ MORE: Charges: London Bean's Older Brother Fatally Shot Boy During Fight, Still At Large
The Messiah Lutheran Church has a cooler of free beverages between two of its Pokestops with increased points for trainers.READ MORE: Sheriff: 1 In Custody, 1 At Large In Connection To 4 Minnesotans Found Dead In Wisconsin
“Hopefully people at least see that this is a welcoming place, and that they are more likely to venture inside and just get to know us,” Associate Pastor Jerod Freeberg said.MORE NEWS: Mille Lacs Lake Ends 'Catch-And-Release Only' Walleye Fishing Season
The church is hosting events for all players. The hope is to encourage them to find a higher power — that is, higher than Pikachu.