Pokémon Hypetrain: Biggest Mobile Game ever, Pokémon beats Facebook, Cheats, CIA-Memo, News-Bloppers


Choochoooo, Pokémon Hypetrain continues. Bild oben: „Theodore Belizaire plays the augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go by Nintendo in Times Square, New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016“ (The Atlantic: Searching for Pokémon Go).


Fake as fuck, but I take it: Pokémon GO Gameplay Walkthrough News Blooper.

You gotta love McSweeneys: CIA MEMO RE: POKÉMON GO.

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone on the extremely successful rollout of Operation Pokémon GO to Raise Public Morale. I know we had to hustle to speed up this launch by several weeks from its scheduled release on September 10th but it seems to have paid off. More people have downloaded this game in the last 72 hours than have voted in every Democratic primary combined.

It seemed crazy when we floated this idea last year, between Mass Shootings #188 and #189: could “augmented reality” really distract people from regular, awful reality? We took a bold gamble that it would, and it paid off! […]

A couple of housekeeping notes for the forthcoming update:

  • Let’s ramp up the PokéStops in public squares and on main streets; many municipal leaders have said the user influx is really helping to disrupt public protests and visible civil disobedience.
  • Hold off on the in-app purchases; let’s keep the price point at zero so we can reach the maximum number of Americans who stand to engage substantially with current events.
  • We have been encouraged to plant Pokémon on Trump properties, and tacitly threatened with Twitter censure if we don’t. It’s not worth risking the user base loss, so let’s go ahead and knock this out – but nothing above a Pokédex of 12.


Pokémon Go becomes biggest mobile game in U.S. history.

People are spending more time on Pokémon Go than Facebook


On Monday (July 11), the average iPhone user in the US spent 33 minutes playing Pokémon Go, 11 minutes longer than they used Facebook, according to data from Sensor Tower.


„A Wartortle just showed up on Santa Monica Pier and HUNDREDS of people ran for it. Absolutely insane.“ @


„The Pokemon GO madness continues here in NYC.“ @


Pokémon Go Is Tearing This Neighborhood Apart: „Hundreds of people are swarming to a small suburb to “farm” the 110 different varieties of high-powered Pokémon found in the area.“



Mit Cheats Pokémon Go zocken, ohne das Haus zu verlassen: „The first method is actually a way to get Pokémon Go up and running on a PC. The technique, created by YouTuber Travis D, involves installing the Android phone emulator BlueStacks, and then rooting that virtual device in order to install an app that spoofs the reported GPS location. From there, you can play the game just like you can on an Android or iOS phone, without the need to go outside at all.“

Aus demselben Posting, cheating Pokémon Go with a Turntable:

Other players have come up with some decidedly more old school methods of cheating the game. Hatching eggs, for instance, requires players to walk a certain distance, with the game cleverly discounting any travel above a certain speed, like when on a train or in a car. However, it turns out that attaching your phone to a turntable, bicycle wheel, or ceiling fan causes the on-screen avatar to walk around in circles, and thus hatch eggs quicker. Another player attached his phone to the top of a model train and sent it travelling around a track, again increasing walking distance.

Comic Strips

Juristische Fragen

Pokémon Go: Who owns the virtual space around your home?
Pokémon Go Players Converge on Man’s Home After It Was Marked as a Gym


It Looks Like Pokémon Go Is Pursuing a Partnership With McDonald's


After decompiling the Android version of PoGo, Australian student Manu Gill discovered a few odd-looking strings that he believes indicate a sponsorship system has already been included in the game’s code. While it has yet to be activated for players, one those strings mentions the world’s-largest hamburger chain, McDonald’s, by name. Redditor KcYoung claims to have found the McDonald’s logo in the game’s code, an oddity that NeoProfessorWillow also claims to have stumbled on.

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small Local Businesses. Here's How It Works

With $100 netting you 14,500 Pokecoins and an eight-pack of Lures costing 680 Pokecoins:

14,500 Pokecoins / 680 = 21 eight-packs of lures
(21 * 8)/2 = 84 hours
$100/84 hours = $1.19 per hour […]

For a little more than a dollar an hour, you can bring virtually guaranteed crowds to your business. The ROI here is ridiculous, so if your business is anywhere near a PokeStop, this is something you absolutely have to try.

Weird Places

Pokémon Go leads kids directly to loaded gun

Pokémon-Monster auch auf Berliner Holocaust-Mahnmal entdeckt

auch am Berliner Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas sorgt das neue Spiel für Unmut. Derzeit könne man den Besuchern des Mahnmals zwar nicht verbieten, die Spiele-App zu verwenden, sagt Sprecherin Sarah Friedrich. Aber man bitte darum, den Ort zu respektieren: „Unsere Besucher halten wir zu einem angemessenen und würdevollen Umgang mit diesem Gedenkort an. ’Pokémon Go’ ist hier unangemessen“, sagt Friedrich. Man versuche, das Denkmal aus dem Spiel entfernen zu lassen.

South Koreans flock to remote northern area to play Pokémon Go

South Korean Pokémon Go players have been forced to leave their home towns and flock to a remote city close to the North Korean border in order to play because of the country’s mapping restrictions.

Mehr zu diesen „Mapping Restrictions“ in dieser Galerie auf Imgur.


PokemonGO is still not available in South Korea. However, because the way Niantic Labs arranges areas of the map, a little part in the northeastern area in South Korea is not blocked. It was found out last night, and many people are rushing there to catch 'em all!

The bus tickets from Seoul to Sokcho were sold out very quickly within a few hours after the information was known (sometime last night). The bus ticket for last night's and today's morning and afternoon tickets were all sold out within hours.

[One] twitter user lives in Sokcho and was planning to go home today. However, due to this unexpected event, how she can't get a ticket for the bus. Translation: I'm a Sokcho citizen and I need to go home, but I can't because the tickets are sold out. Is anyone canceling their tickets? What kind of situation is this? (laughs) I called my my parents yesterday telling I'm going, what should I tell them? Mom, I can't go because of Pokemon. Because of Pikachu. Our town is the Pallet Town.


The city of Sokcho is happy with the situation. The official facebook is welcoming the visitors and sharing the map of free Wifi. Even the mayor is aware of it and caught some Pokemons, according to the news.

Sokcho City Hall (The official fb account of Sokcho)
Sokcho is suddenly very excited because of this map! The twitter alarm was popping up on the phone since yesterday night, and the visitors to facebook & blog are rising. Turns out that Sokcho is the beginning city of the "PokemonGO" game, which was also on the news last night. Because of the way the area are blocked, Sokcho and Ulleung island became the only exceptions.
When you google "Sokcho," "PokemonGO" comes out as a related search. Thanks to this map, now the Sokcho City Hall is becoming more publicized.

Sex: Pokémon Go and Blow

Close Encounters of the Casual Kind: A Pokémon Go sex craze is sweeping the internet

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People are taking to the internet to find Pokémon Go sex partners. And we're not talking about a kinky minority, here—there are so many hookup ads related to the game that 'Pokémon Go and Blow' might just usurp Netflix and Chill, or at least become this year's leading lazy sex pun. […]

There were plenty of Pokémon Go-related calls for booty on Reddit, including one from an age-play fan looking for some hot trainer-on-Pokémon action and to "maybe bang our way through a region or two." Another ad posted in r/RandomActsOfMuffDive sought a parter with which to "meet up, level up, catch a Jigglypuff, and hook up."
But while Reddit was jam-packed with fuckbois trying to fill your Pokédex with their love, it was Craigslist—as usual—that brought forth the crown jewels of Pokéthirst.

Some gaming fans posted relatively tame classifieds to the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist, merely looking for love and a few Squirtles along the way. In Carthage, Texas, one sweet lady sought a knight in shining techwear to "go on Pokémon hunting dates 24/7." A self-described "busty" woman in Portland sought a "420 friendly FWB" (friends with benefits) to accompany her on her hunts. A man in Los Angeles posted an adorable call for a "nerdy girl" who would join him to "watch anime, go to conventions, hang out and just talk, even go out and catch Pokemon once the servers stop fucking up." Ladies, this one's a keeper.


Murder, Mayhem And ‘The Simpsons’? A Guide To All The ‘Pokemon Go’ Hoaxes You Shouldn’t Believe

Uber Driver Didn’t Witness A Murder While Playing […] Paying $13 Won’t Get You A Better Version of the Game […] No One Caused A Traffic Pileup While Trying To Catch Pikachu […] A Teen Didn’t Kill His Brother For Deleting His Pokemans [sic! …] The Police Are Not Targeting Pokemon Go Players […] The Simpsons Didn’t Predict Pokemon Go