Pokémon Go is an instant phenomenon, within one week becoming the biggest mobile game in the world. Unlike any Pokémon game in years, it has captured the imagination of players everywhere, truly making them feel like Pokémon masters.
It has particularly become a hit on social media; because the game is free-to-play, and because it’s so easy to share screenshots, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are all on fire with hilarious memes and with trash talking between the game’s three teams. The fact that all of these images and tweets have been created since the game’s launch last week speaks to what a complete and utter sensation Go is.
Divided by topic, here are all the best Pokémon Go memes you need to see.
Unlike any Pokémon game so far, Pokémon Go has gotten players everywhere absolutely obsessed with catching them all, and finally the phrase “I will travel across the land, searching far and wide” has become literal. Unlike previous versions of the game, Go also requires players to physically throw Pokeballs by swiping across the screen, and having good aim is extremely important.
The Pokémon Go servers have been notoriously unstable so far, constantly crashing on players during key moments or not letting them on at all. You’re not alone in your frustration, as for a lot of players, getting online to play the game is the hardest thing about Pokémon Go.
One of the game’s features involves hatching eggs, which can only be done by walking around in real life. Of course, gamers immediately began searching for ways to get around this, like by strapping their phone to their dog as it runs through the house. Others find themselves struggling to hatch eggs, only to be disappointed to find yet another Pidgey inside.
Pokémon Go is one of the only major games that requires players to leave their house in order to play, a strange but rewarding experience for many fans.