Someone Reported a Pokémon to City Hall’s 311 Service
Pokémon Go, the mobile game that’s launched thousands of nostalgic Millennials wandering aimlessly into oncoming traffic in search of a Meowth, has taken Boston by storm. BOS 311, the City of Boston’s mobile app typically used for reporting potholes or illegally parked cars, is a few magnitudes less popular with the young people.
That is, until a 14-pound water type with vice-like pincers shows up.
One Pokémon Go user, Davesg41, used BOS 311 to report a “rodent sighting” at the intersection of Tai Tung Street and Hudson Street, along with a simple, almost Hemingway-esque description: “Krabby on Albany Street!!”
City Hall was a good sport about it, paraphrasing a line from the Pokémon theme song seared into the noggin of every 90s kid.
— City of Boston (@CityOfBoston) July 11, 2016