Pokemon-fever is in full-effect as Pokemon Go continues to be one of the hottest apps on both Android and iPhone. So while a lot of the stories surrounding Pokemon Go tend to be sensationalized — the kind of stories about creeps in vans or people being attacked — it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone doing something positive for Pokemon Go players.
According to Kotaku, a mom in Dallas decided to begin crafting her own Pokemon characters and started leaving them hidden at local Pokestops for children to discover. She’s hiding them all over and the response is staggering, with people hunting down her creations and sharing photos and stories of their kids finding and adoring said knitted-pocket monsters.
What’s even better is that she’s sharing the patterns that she created to craft these Pokemon with the world — for free — so that other crafty-type individuals can follow her patterns and create their own pocket monsters and bring the same kind of joy to kids hunting down Pokemon with their parents. So while the rest of the world is focused on Pokemon players walking into walls and people attempting to mug players, this woman is helping to make the game just a little bit more magical.