Grab Malaysia and Hotlink have teamed up to offer “PokeMobile” cars to players of the highly anticipated augmented reality game Pokemon Go which is expected to enter Malaysia soon, following Niantic’s listing of local servers, reported Malay Mail Online.
In the first two days following the launch of the wildly popular augmented reality game, players can book free rides on the special PokeMobile car through the Grab mobile app to get to the destinations of their choice to catch Pokemon.
There will be four PokeMobiles going around Klang Valley, fashioned with the wings and flaming tail of a Charizard.
If the PokeMobile riders are also Hotlink customers, they will receive US$100 (RM405) worth of PokeCoins, which are used to level up Pokemon in the game, via Hotlink Cash online.
They will also get 10% discounts on all in-app purchases in the game.
After the two days are over, there will be secret PokeShops where Hotlink will put in and activate lures for players to catch more Pokemon.
Grab Malaysia country manager Jaygan Fu said the campaign would also allow a lucky few Pokemon GO players to start off their gaming experience safely.
Ever since the game was released, there have been several reports in the media on players getting injured, involved in accidents, and in one case even finding a dead body while playing.
“We wanted to encourage and help Pokemon trainers hunt for the Pokemon while travelling from one PokeStop to another safely.
“In addition to our exclusive PokeMobiles, players can truly enjoy an immersive Pokemon GO experience and up their ante as each car comes equipped with a special Grab goodie bag, a car handphone charger and water for uninterrupted gaming pleasure,” said Fu.
Although there is no definitive word on when the game will be coming, it has been implied that Malaysia will see Pokemon Go launched this month although developers are still resolving server issues.