Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:15

The Eden Project will be hatching its first Pokémon Go event on Saturday September 3.

Eden will be adding lures to all 26 of its PokéStops between midday and 3pm on that day, meaning that huge numbers of the elusive monsters should be available to find and collect.

It will also be a great opportunity for trainers to stock up on Poké Balls and hatch eggs while walking around Eden’s lush gardens.

In addition to the profusion of PokéStops, Eden also has three gyms for trainers to battle over.

Trainers are encouraged to dress in their team colours or as their favourite Pokémon Go characters as they explore far-flung corners of Eden that they may not have ventured to before.

Competitions will be run via Twitter and Instagram throughout the event, with iTunes or Google Play vouchers awarded for the highest combat power (CP) Pokémon caught at Eden during the three hours and also for the best dressed trainers.

Furthermore, those with the most powerful Pokémon placed in Eden’s three gyms at the end of the event will also be given a prize.

To enter, trainers will need to Tweet or Instagram evidence of their achievements with the hashtag #pokemoneden.

Marion Harrison, Eden Live Project Lead, said: “Eden is a great place to play Pokémon Go. As well as offering beautiful surroundings, we have loads of PokéStops and gyms and we seem to attract lots of Pokémon.

“This event will be a great opportunity for trainers to have a day out at Eden while meeting other players and, hopefully, catching ‘em all!”

This event takes place on the penultimate day of Eden’s Dinosaur Uprising: Land, Sea and Air event.

Among the stars of the show is the wandering pack of life-sized moving dinosaurs, including the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops as well as some smaller, gentler baby beasts.

Visitors can explore the awe-inspiring underwater section and dive into the oceanic depths to “swim” with ancient aquatic creatures. Or learn little-known facts about these ancient flying reptiles, such as the Pterosaurs and the strange-looking Dimorphodon in the Mediterranean Biome.

They will also have the opportunity to get close to some life-sized dinosaur jaws, to learn about eating and hunting habits as well as marvel at the giant teeth. Among the friendlier beasts, a long-necked Titanosaur will offer an insight into the lives of the mighty vegetarian sauropods, the largest animals ever to live on land.

The Pokémon Go event is free with admission to the Eden Project, for more information see