As Pokémon fans get to achieve Pokémon master status in their city streets, Potterheads want to see their world of witchcraft and wizardry brought to virtual reality, too. A petition started by Harry Potter fan Ashtyn Hannon directed at Warner Bros. and Niantic — the gaming company that developed Pokemon Go — has almost already collected its goal of 11,000 signatures in support of “Harry Potter Go.” The hashtag #WeNeedHarryPotterGo is also trending in support of the idea. With no response from Warner Bros or Niantic, Harry Potter fans are already imagining what the game can look like. Because, you know, #magic.
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In her petition, Hannon adds that the app could fit perfectly with the upcoming film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a prequel to the Harry Potter series, in which hero Newt Scamander has to capture magical creatures around New York City. Other HP fans on Twitter suggest using the app to catch a snitch IRL.