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Starbucks catches Pokemon Go fever, turns stores into GymsThe mobile game phenonom is now in Frappuccino form, with Starbucks stores partnering with the mobile game.
[MUSIC] Even Starbuck once a piece of the poke mango phenomenon. The copy has chain announced it about 7800 Starbucks stores across the United States are becoming Pokestops or Gyms locations in the augmented reality mobile game. And of course to celebrate the occasion, here's a limited time Pokemon thing drink The Pokemon Go Frappucino is a vanilla based blended cold drink with raspberry syrup and blackberries. So it's purple? Eh, should have been yellow. This isn't the first time a chain restaurant partnered with a Niantic game. When it launched in Japan, 3,000 McDonald's restaurants in Japan also became gyms. And the mobile carrier Sprint? It also announced that it's gonna do the same thing. More than 10,00 Sprint and Boost mobile stores are gonna become Pokestops and gyms beginning on December 12. That's also when the game maker Niantic will share details on new Pokemon characters that you can play in the game. So why make a store a gym? Well you see in the game, you have to actually walk outside in the real world using your phone's GPS to visit the special spots. To get points and fight your Pokemon in the game. So if you turn a store into a gym, maybe you'll also show up and buy something, ah-ha, now you get it. I'm Bridget Carey. You can catch all the tech news at cnet.com.