SOURCE: GameStop Corporation

GameStop Corporation

July 21, 2016 10:00 ET

Playing Pokemon GO? Find the Pokemon You're Looking for at GameStop

GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwired - July 21, 2016) - Looking for a Pikachu? In need of a Jigglypuff? Or heard unconfirmed accounts of a Charizard? GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, can help Pokémon GO Trainers catch them all as they play the location-based mobile app game, and a pop culture phenomenon, Pokémon GO. GameStop is one of the best places to find and train your Pokémon: nearly 200 GameStop locations are also PokéStops and more than 30 stores double as Pokémon Gyms nationwide.

Pokémon are plentiful at GameStop stores. Visit www.gamestop.com/pokemon to find which stores are PokéStops or Pokémon Gyms as well as the 50 stores that will be dropping Lures every two hours starting at 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The Lures will help Pokémon Trainers in enticing more of the digital creatures to head their way.

"Pokémon GO brings video games and the fun of searching for Pokémon into the real-world environment, giving players the opportunity to game together while going out and having new experiences," said Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising at GameStop. "We expect Pokémon GO to remain strong as we head into the launch of the Pokémon Sun and Moon game this fall."

Only at GameStop, now until July 24, fans can hunt for new Pokémon collectibles at GameStop. By trading in select games toward the purchase of Pokémon products, as well as iTunes and Google Play gift cards, customers will receive $25.00 in store credit toward their purchase. Visit http://www.gamestop.com/trade#25pokemon to see the list of eligible games.

"GameStop will also be hosting an August 1 Pokémon event to delight our customers," Bright added.

Customers who make catches at GameStop stores are encouraged to not only add them to their Pokédex but take photographs of their Pokémon encounters and share them via social media using the hashtag #PokemonAtGameStop and follow us at @PokemonGameStop for news, alerts and up-to-the-minute information on rare sightings and active lures.

About GameStop

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, omnichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,000 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores.

Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 76 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DirecTV through its 908 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.

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