Gotta Catch’em All: Check Out these items at the Hoboken Public Library for Pokémon Trainers

13 Jul

If you are out catching Pokémon at the Poké Stop in Church Square Park and need to get a break from the heat we hope you stop in to cool off at our library across the street. There is a water fountain on the second floor for those needing a quick drink, a charging station for your phone or tablet, and we have a variety of fun Pokémon related videos, books, and more for you to check out if you can’t get enough Pokémon.  If you aren’t familiar with 90’s franchise that spawned the Pokémon Go phenomena, this will give you the opportunity to learn the difference between a Charmander and a Clefairy.

Pokémon Cartoon Series

When I was in graduate school my roommate (a fan of a Jigglypuff) and I always giggled about the fact that instead of going out to the clubs Friday evenings we sometimes enjoyed nothing more than getting a pint of fresh made ice cream from the store up the block and watching the adventures of Ash, Misty, and Brock and other Pokémon trainers.  I’m having fun introducing my son to the cartoon series.  We have a variety of DVDs to choose from including The Johto Journeys, Adventures in Orange Islands, and many more.  Plus for those who have a favorite type check out the Pokémon Elements series with volumes concentrating on episodes highlighting everything from Grass types, Electric types, and my personal favorites the Ghost types.  Plus you can check out movies like Hoopa and the Clash of Ages and Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Pokémon Games

My son and husband have been having a lot of fun playing Pokémon Go in the parks near our home (Go Team Instinct!), but if it is a rainy day and you don’t feel like leaving the house we have some fun Pokémon games for those with Wiis or Wii Us, you can borrow here at the library including PokéPark 2, Wonders Beyond for the Wii, Pokken Tournament for the Wii U, and Pokémon Battle Revolution for Wii.

Pokémon Books

The Hoboken Public Library has Pokémon XY by Hidenori Kusaka; the graphic novels tells the story of a shy but talented young prodigy and Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal.  We also have his Pokémon Adventures. Black & White and Pokémon Adventures. Emerald for you to check out.  Plus you can borrow from various other BCCLS libraries various editions of Pokedexes (a listing of Pokémons and their abilities) from Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The official national Pokédex to Pokédex all 482+8 Pokémon & Post-Story Guide.  If you are a Hoboken resident, you can request the books be sent to you through interlibrary loan to the Hoboken Public Library, though many libraries are Poke Stops and Gyms so it may be the perfect opportunity to take a trip around North Jersey and see what all the terrific BCCLS libraries have to offer in person.

Pokémon Music

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If you are looking for some fun music to listen to while searching for Pokémon than check out the choices you have from Hoopla including the soundtrack to the first film Pokémon The Movie, Pokémon – 2.B.A. Master – Music From The Hit Tv Series, and Pokémon – Totally Pokémon – Music From The Hit Tv SeriesPlus for when Christmas time comes around, who can resist Pokémon Christmas Bash featuring the song “I’m Giving Santa a Pickachu This Christmas”? There is even a Karaoke version on the album!

Let us know your favorite Pokémon in the comments section and happy hunting!

-Written by Aimee Harris, Head of Reference

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