"Pokemon Go," the new smartphone game based on the popular Nintendo game, is taking over New England.
Released last week, it's already the top-grossing app in the iPhone app store. And people around the region are going crazy for it. Social media exploded over the weekend with people talking about and sharing photos of the creatures they'd captured while roaming around the city.
To play, you just fire up the app and then start trekking to prominent local landmarks — represented in the game as "Pokestops" — where you can gather supplies used to capture creatures and then battle other players.
Here's just a small sampling of the hundreds of Pokemon-related tweets from New Englanders in recent days: