Ela Okreša Đurić was out looking for Pokémon with friends when she found something quite unexpected. The student and her gang had stumbled upon a sick creature in dire need of help, and he had chosen Đurić to be his savior.
Đurić comes from the city of Zadar in Croatia. There she is a student and self-described “gamer.” So in the summer of 2018, she and her friends had been keeping themselves entertained by playing Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO is an interactive, augmented reality game. It makes use of a device’s GPS signal to reveal Pokémon hidden in a player’s vicinity. Different locations are home to different kinds of creatures. So players must go on the hunt to “Catch ’Em All.”