So, at the bequest of my nephew, I've had a really Pokemon-heavy weekend.
First, though, the public announcement part: Kangistan is roaming in the wild in several European cities
until the 21st August. London is one of those cities, but the place where my nephew lives is not ...
Just on the way to the station on Saturday morning and home again tonight, though, I caught three Unown's and three Kangistans (two out in Zone 3) so - they seem to be reasonably populous, if people are thinking of daytrips in response to the news.
My nephew was really keen that, in addition to generally playing Pokemon *all day* yesterday, that we should tackle as many legendary raids as possible. As I've never managed to coordinate raiding with others at all, I was glad of the opportunity. Of course, we defeated 5 legendaries and I managed to catch *none* of them, but at least I've seen them in action, and I had a chance at them, which is more than I could say before, and nephew caught 3 of them, but not the Lugio he wanted most of all. Kudos to the Pokemon playing population of Nephew's town for being *super* welcoming and supportive, inclusive, and friendly, and making our day better in many dimensions.
I kind of wish there was some in-game mechanic for coordinating meet-ups, though. I don't really know where to start here in London (not least because "London" isn't a useful geographic area for this kind of thing, being altogether too big to be reasonable), and having some way of ID-ing "other Pokemon Go players within N distance of you right now" would be *really freaking useful*, and is clearly technically feasible as so many other apps are based on doing exactly that.