It has barely been a week since the release of Pokémon GO, but it has taken over the interwebs, with numerous fake news, rumours, and conspiracy theories popping up everywhere.
Everyone’s been talking ’bout it, but what actually is Pokémon GO? Well, it’s a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic Inc that was released on 6th July for iOS and Android devices.
Unfortunately, only players in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States have had the chance to enjoy the game. That means those in Malaysia and the other regions who tried to download the game on the app store/Google Play were met with a “This item is not available in your country” notice. However, that didn’t stop Pokémon fans all over the world from creating and sharing countless memes that describe their situations.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have seen memes like this one on social media:
Think that’s hilarious? Wait, there’s more where that came from:
Also, there’s a barrage of memes making fun of the names, traits, and appearances of the Pokémons.
Here’s the local version:
And if you understand Cantonese, here are some that’ll make you laugh:
For non-players/fans, we believe that you would be able to relate to this:
To end this post, here’s one by the Police Department of Sarasota, Florida, warning “budding Pokémon GO trainers” to not catch and drive and to be aware of their surroundings when walking around playing.
Well, Florida is halfway across the globe from us, but we believe that their advice is a sound one!
Amidst all the bad press and news surrounding Pokémon GO, many still see the game as a positive game changer, as people who previously lived a sedentary lifestyle are now going out of their comfort zones to exercise, explore, and make new friends.
Honestly, we can’t wait for the game to hit Asia, and if the rumours are true, we’ll be getting our hands on ’em tomorrow!
Did any more amusing memes catch your attention? Why not share them with us in the comments box below? 😉