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‘Pokémon Go’ Cannot Be Stopped; Even Finn’s Playing

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chris-littlechild - August 10, 2016

  Nope, the Pokémon Go tweets, memes, hashtags, GIFs and such will never end. We’ve seen mobile gaming phenomena before, with Angry Birds and Flappy Bird and such, but this is a pop culture shitstorm unlike anything the world’s been hit by before. When you see a huge tattoed dude with biceps on his biceps squeal like a girl because he caught a Kangaskhan on the tube, you know you’re part of a world that’s been changed forever.  

Seriously, the dude looked like he spends his days crushing the skulls of snitches in the prison yard, but there he was gleefully nicknaming a caught Clefairy ‘Mrs. Fluffington.’ That’s what Pokemon Go has done to us all.

No-one is safe. Nobody is immune. When Go collided with another big pop culture name of recent times, Star Wars Episode 8, a good time was had by all.

John Boyega, our ol’ buddy Finn, caught a Pikachu in the game while filming the movie, The Wrap reports. Owning the skinny-ass little rat mascot before anyone else did, he says, made him ‘the most popular kid on set for like a day.’ Of this glorious triumph, which will no doubt be spoken of by the house of Boyega for generations to come, he said:

‘I found a Pikachu at Pinewood Studios while filming… I told EVERYBODY. I got a Pikachu!’

This was an actual thing that happened. This is real I’m-totally-not-bullshitting-you-at-all anecdotery, from the set of Star Wars. I don’t understand what’s happening to the world.

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