July 17, 2016


'Pokémon Go' Players Stampede In New York City to Catch Rare Pokémon

One of the great things about Pokémon GO, its legions of users say, is the game's social dimension: It actually gets players out and talking to each other as opposed to sitting in dark rooms alone and drinking soda. 

This recently congealed in a Pokémon Go stampede in New York City's Central Park, reportedly when a Vaporeon (a rare evolution of the Pokémon Eevee), showed up out of the blue. Check out the madness via Vulture above.  

Pokémon Go is the most popular mobile game in the history of the United States. It's more popular than Twitter—at least in terms of daily active users—and the augmented reality tech its built on might provide the basis for a Game of Thrones mobile game.

For a little bit more analysis on the sensation sweeping the nation, check out this episode of Back of the Class Podcast: