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England stars combine futsal skills with AR in Pokémon GO challenge

What do Futsal and Pokémon GO have in common? They are so much more fun when you play with a friend.
That's why Pokémon tasked England Football players Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and James Ward-Prowse and football freestyler Cameron Corp to put their futsal skills to the test and bring to life Pokémon GO AR and Trainer Battles at the National Football Centre, St George's Park.
In an interactive video that highlights the England star's futsal abilities and competitive nature on and off the pitch, the players were paired with buddy Pokémon, (Charmander - Abraham), (Bulbasaur - Mount) and (Squirtle - Ward-Prowse) before taking on a series of challenges.
First up, in a test of their Pokémon GO AR skills and footwork, the players were challenged to dribble around their virtual Pokémon buddies using a sole roll, before taking an effort on goal.
This was followed by an intense series of head-to-head Pokémon GO Trainer Battles, with the victor decided by a penalty shootout inspired target challenge using the futsal ball.
To find out who was victorious, watch the video here
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About Pokémon Futsal
Pokémon is the title partner of the FA’s Youth Futsal Programme which aims to work with boys and girls aged eight–sixteen. Alongside the Pokémon Futsal initiative in schools, youth football clubs across the country have taken part in this season’s Pokémon Futsal Youth Cup by England Football, which kicked off in November last year and culminated at the national finals this June.
About Pokémon GO
A popular mobile game collaboration between The Pokémon Company (TPC), Nintendo, and Niantic—encourages fans to discover and catch Pokémon in the real world. In 2021, Pokémon GO was nominated as Favorite Video Game in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Pokémon GO has received more than one billion downloads globally since launching in July 2016.