Pokémon Go, which is already bigger than Snapchat (and possibly Twitter soon), has started taking over the music industry.
After expanding its territory to various parks, restaurants, offices and streets, the viral game app have started covering world-famous concert arenas, including Staples Center, Target Center, Madison Square Garden and many more.
Even artists and producers are caught going cray cray over the Poké-craze. Already turned themselves Pokémon Masters are the likes of Wiz Khalifa, John Mayer, Big Sean, Steve Aoki, Hey Violet’s guitarist and singer Casey Moreta, Good Charlotte’s guitarist Billy Martin, DJ Dillon Francis, and What So Not.
I know about the privacy issues wit Pokemon but fuck man. Nigga gotta catch em all.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) July 12, 2016
A seasoned Pokéman that he is, this electro house producer dubs himself a “Professor”.
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) July 9, 2016
For some, it only took a word of mouth before they commence their journey à la Ash Ketchum/Satoshi.
. @JheneAiko convinced me to download Pokémon Go. This shit goin off? I seen niggas walking across a freeway trying to catch Pokémon 4real
— Sean Don (@BigSean) July 11, 2016
It got to the point of frustration for American DJ Dillion Francis.
why didnt PokemonGO tell me to ask my friends which team to be? Wouldve been some pretty fuckin useful information since i cant switch now
— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) July 11, 2016
Some artists, including Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin and Hey Violet’s Casey Moreta has allowed the app to taken over their careers.
Don’t worry, I searched for Pokemons at the Voice, there were none. However, the Voice stage is a gym. Who knew? #PokemonGo
— Billy Martin (@TheBillyMartin) July 10, 2016
we took a golf cart to the lawn to catch pokemon during a show. this is us. pic.twitter.com/SFsY5vufsZ
— Casey Moreta (@CaseyMoreta) July 9, 2016
John Mayer went so far as to actually purchase $100 worth of Pokécoins.
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That’s what real love is, folks. #SnorlaxsBodyIsAWonderland.
However, after their budding romance, EDM record producer WHAT SO NOT called it quits.
EDM ends cause too busy w/ #PokemonGO
— WHAT SO NOT (@WhatSoNot) July 12, 2016
Self empowerment pic.twitter.com/e04e2PTKaL
— WHAT SO NOT (@WhatSoNot) July 10, 2016
Justin Bieber was even a victim of the Poké-frenzy. Literally.
— Brenden Race (@6_brace) July 10, 2016
Well, Bieber doesn’t sound like a stretch for a Pokémon name, to be quite honest with you.
Here’s more proof of the Pokémon takeover.
Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) July 11, 2016
The Viper Room (Los Angeles)
— The Viper Room (@theVIPERroom) July 11, 2016
Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) July 11, 2016
PrivateBank Theater (Chicago)
— The Book of Mormon (@BookofMormon) July 11, 2016
London Palladium (London)
— Regine Weiner (@twizznerd) July 11, 2016
Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
— Christian (@Christian_G15) July 8, 2016
Yankee Stadium (NYC)
— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) July 10, 2016