If you’re already tired of staring at a screen and aimlessly wandering the sidewalks to find Pokémon, join a one-of-a-kind hunt to find invisible Pokémon actually hiding on the street.
Seattle company Rainworks decided to look on the bright side of the Emerald City’s wet weather by creating special rain-activated paint for use on streets, driveways, and sidewalks. When exposed to water, a picture or message is magically revealed to add a little bit of cheer to a rainy day.
This summer, Rainworks has taken the current Pokémon Go! craze to the next level with a real-life Pokémon hunt. While you’re out scouring the streets for your next Pokéstop, arm yourself with water balloons to reveal invisible water Pokémon hiding on Seattle sidewalks. [Editor’s note: Pick up said water balloons to throw away after, please!]
All you need is the Rainworks map and some water to reveal Squirtle, Horsea, Magikarp, and more for a total of 8 hidden Pokémon.
Don’t live in Seattle? Rainworks has you covered. Buy your own starter spray kit to create a Pokémon hunt (or other awesome art) on the sidewalks in your neighborhood. The spray is non-toxic and temporary, usually lasting 2-4 months. You can even scrub the paint off the sidewalk if you decide to end the hunt even sooner.
The first 50 people in Seattle to send in photos of all 8 activated art can win their own spray kits from Rainworks. Visit the company’s Facebook page for more details—you still have time to join in the contest.
Photo Credit: Rainworks