Pokémon GO players flock to Tsuruma Park in Nagoya, Japan after a prank pulled them in with the hopes of catching the Legendary Mewtwo.
As any Pokémon fan can attest, there’s something truly special about the monster Mewtwo. The creature is more or less the final, and catchable, threat in the original Pocket Monster games, and it’s notorious for being one of the most powerful beasts ever found within the franchise. All of this has contributed to making Mewtwo one of the most beloved Pokémon ever, which means that those currently playing Pokémon GO have been feverishly searching for the character – and a number of Japanese players thought they had a chance at obtaining the creature just recently.
Kotaku reports that over a thousand fans stormed Tsuruma Park in Nagoya, Japan after a rumor broke out that Mewtwo could be found there. It turns out that this rumor was nothing more than a prank, but the end result left an absurd number of eager trainers vying to be amongst the first in the world to add the 150th Pokémon to their roster. As many readers have logically concluded, these intentions fell short, as the Legendary never surfaced. Still, the resulting footage and images efficiently demonstrate the power that Pokémon GO has over its user base.
鶴舞公園でミュウツーGET！！\ﾊﾟﾝ/ﾖｯｼｬｗｗｗｷﾀｧｧｧｧｧｧｧｱｱｱｱｱｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗｗ（高い声で）ｳﾜﾔｯﾀｧｧｧｧｧｧｱｱｱｱｱｱめっちゃ嬉しい pic.twitter.com/LkDwl8NYXw— アイアンている (@T_i_r_x) July 23, 2016
誰かが「ミュウツーGET！！」て叫んで、みんなダッシュで駆け寄ってきたんだけどコラッタしかいなかった時の深夜１時、鶴舞公園の様子。 pic.twitter.com/OVWPNM2XH3— まつ村 (@matu_k58) July 24, 2016
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