COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor is asking the company that runs the “Pokemon Go” app to return the Pokestops and gym that are the backbone of the popular game to the state capitol.

The sites had become hugely popular in the past few weeks, drawing dozens of people to the Statehouse at all hours of the day and night to hunt Jigglypuffs and Squirtles. But nearly all of them except one on the edge of the capitol grounds disappeared without warning Friday.

In stepped Gov. Nikki Haley, sending a tweet asking Niantic to return the Pokestops as soon as possible. Law enforcement at the Statehouse confirmed they didn’t ask them to be removed.

Two weeks ago, the governor posted a picture of her capturing one of the Pokemon in her office.

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