Pokémon Go has dominated headlines around the world since its release on Wednesday, and has already led to the discovery of a dead body, a diglett dick pic craze, and a boom in pizza sales for one pizzeria, who happened to discover they had a Pokémon sitting in their restaurant.
Since last Wednesday, Nintendo has already added $7.5 billion to its market value and increased its stock shares by 25 per cent. The game is becoming something of a viral trend, much like the original Pokémon cards we all traded in the playground back in the day.
While I’m sure Nintendo are very much enjoying cashing in on the app’s success, there’s one person who probably isn’t quite so keen on it. Head over to the next page to find out exactly what happened when Evan Scribner took a trip to his ex-girlfriend’s house and decided to play a little Pokémon…
Pokémon Go addict Evan Scribner claims he’s now single after his girlfriend discovered he was cheating on her thanks to the game’s geolocation feature.
The game leads players to virtual Pokémon located in the real-world, using geolocation software to record where each creature is captured. Anyone snooping on a player’s character would be able to see his or her whereabouts at a given time.
Scribner said: “She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex’s house. She found out last night at my house and hasn’t contacted me since then.”
If you’re sitting there wondering how Scribner could have made such an obvious Pokémon Go fail, then the video over on the next page is probably going to blow your mind. It involves a dad, a flamethrower, and a game of Pokémon Go. You won’t be disappointed.
The following video reveals how this dad has absolutely no idea how the new Pokémon Go game works, and it’s absolutely hilarious. Maybe just leave it to all the late twenties nerds desperately trying to relive their childhood, yeah?
If you are one of those aforementioned 20-something-year-olds, then I’m sure you’ll love to discover how you can play the game as everyone’s favourite character, Pikachu.