This Sunday: Pokémon GO Gold Line takeover


Pokémon trainers, grab your TAP cards! Metro will be dropping lures near five Gold Line stations this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. so you can come out and catch ’em all. Participate in the Pokémon GO Gold Line takeover and you’ll also have a chance to win a 30-Day Metro pass! Keep reading to find out more.

The Pokéstop lures will be around the following stations:

  • Memorial Park Station (Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park Playground Plaque)
  • Highland Park Station (Gold Wheel Monastery, Pray For Us)
  • Union Station (Union Station Mural, Welcome to Union Station Sign)
  • Little Tokyo/Arts District Station (Murdock, National Japanese American Memorial Wall)
  • Mariachi Plaza Station (Libros Schmibros, De Lalosa)

We also encourage you to explore the surrounding neighborhoods while you’re out and about — many local businesses are offering some great deals for Pokémon GO players. It’s also nearing Nisei Week and rumor has it a super rare Pokémon may be in the area (MewTwo, it might be MewTwo ~).

To participate, all you need is a TAP card. You can get one at the vending machines at Metro Rail stations for $1. One-way fare is $1.75 and comes with two hours of free transfers, or you can purchase a Day Pass for $7 if you plan on riding around more extensively on Sunday.

You can get updates on Pokéstops and who’s catching what where by following along @PokemonGOMetro. Also: upload screen caps of your Pokémon encounters during the Pokémon GO Gold Line takeover using the hashtag #PokemonGOMetro and you could win a 30-Day Metro pass!*

As always, here’s your reminder to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings while you play! Stand behind the yellow line. Do not walk on the tracks. And here’s the Metro Rail map to help plan your adventures:


*One winner will be selected at random. Screen cap must be taken and shared with hashtag between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. 

4 replies

  1. Metro is cheap. The EZ Freeway Express pass is just $25 more. The winner can all the bus routes surrounding the Union Station. Metro needs to find a way to promote its products and serves by sweetening the deal.

    This event should be held on Saturday morning because Sunday’s train schedule is less frequent.

  2. Shouldn’t participants all get day passes though? I thought that if you hopped off the gold line then on again, it wouldn’t count as a “transfer” and you’d get charged again.