A core aspect of the Pokemon franchise is catching the pocket monsters by throwing a pokeball at them. A Pokemon trainer who cannot properly perform an overhand throw has now chance of becoming the best, let alone the best that there ever was. A couple of teachers I spoke to shared games where they have their students playing games throwing pokeballs which could be hand painted tennis balls, crocheted bean bags, or plush pokeballs off of ebay. There are plenty of throwing games out there that you can slap a fresh coat of Pokemon paint on in order to capitalize on this current frenzy. This one is a good example. I know that I would have loved to been able to pretend I was a Pokemon trainer in any of my PE classes growing up!
Overall, I say some very cool things teachers were doing to capitalize on this global game. It makes sense none of the teachers that I heard from are actually going out and playing the game on phones. That would be a very expensive ordeal trying to supply a device with mobile internet to every student. Pokemon Go is actually a great way to get people into geocaching. I know that some teachers do geocaching units. I am excited to see how teachers who do geocaching incorporate this augmented reality game into their unit!
Happy hunting, everyone!