The internet is approximately 90 percent Pokémon Go right now. The augmented reality app, which uses your smartphone’s GPS to tell you which Pokémon characters are in your vicinity and its camera to reveal them, has heralded a major return for the ’90s franchise. The whole world has, slightly bizarrely, gone crazy for Pikachu and his pals.
All of which has led to some pretty mad situations. Take the girl who accidentally found a dead body when she was looking for little monsters. Or the Rhodes district in Sydney, which has been overrun by millennials as it’s a hotspot for Pokémon (one resident complained about “uncontrollable traffic, excessive rubbish, smokers, drunk people, people who are ‘camping’ in the site, and even people selling phone chargers”). Then there’s this bloke who fell into a pond hunting one.
But it’s not just norms who are big into Pokémon Go. Celebrities are going wild for it too, as we tell from a scroll through their social media accounts. One famous who’s been curiously muted on the subject: noted Pokémon fan and UK rapper JME, who’s usually so vocal about his love for the franchise. Your move, JME. For now, though, let’s see who’s gonna catch ’em all.
Seems Drowzee is a Blink fan
John Mayer’s flashing the cash
Wiz Khalifa got all philosophical, maaaan
Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?
Halsey knows this is what marketing types call #addedvalue
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah went there
Chloe Grace Moretz is curious
And let’s leave Late Show host Stephen Colbert with this mic drop