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Local businesses use ‘Pokemon Go’ to lure customers

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    This “Pokemon Go” Magikarp character was found at the aquaculture display at the Waikiki Aquarium.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL/CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The visitor industry is using “Pokemon Go” to lure more tourists to its activities and attractions. The Waikiki Aquarium noticed a crowd of “Pokemon Go” players gathering outside and added a special rate tour just for them. Shown is Ryan Alvarenga, 9, playing the game at the aquarium.

Nine-year-old Ryan Alvarenga saw plenty of cool fish at the Waikiki Aquarium on Wednesday, but the reddish-orange-scaled Magikarp that appeared in his “Pokemon Go” app was the one that made his day. Read more

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