See How Pokémon Go Has Taken Over The World

Published August 1, 2016
Updated December 12, 2017

Most of us are aware of the sensation that is Pokémon Go, but you may not realize just how far-reaching this game actually is.

It’s official: Pokémon Go has taken over the world. The game utilizes the GPS capabilities of smartphones, allowing players to “catch” Pokémon in real locations — be it war-torn Syria or pedestrian-packed Times Square.

Love it or loathe it, it seems like the game has caught us, not the other way around:

Pokemon Go Syria Rubble
Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Market
Muslim Gamer
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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several published book covers in her career as a graphic artist.