Japanese Pokémon Go Players Fall For Mewtwo Prank

[Images via LiveDoor | uzumakimadao]
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This is Tsuruma Park in Nagoya, Japan. The fountain area looks like a giant Poké Ball and started attracting Pokémon Go players after a Mewtwo rumor began circulating on Twitter.

As LiveDoor reports, it all started when someone on Twitter claimed Mewtwo could be found in the park.

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This park.

The similarities have not been lost on folks in Japan.

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The rumor, of course, was total bunk. Yet, a huge number of people showed up at the park yesterday.

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Many of these photos were taken after midnight. Over a thousand people reportedly were in attendance, looking for Pocket Monsters.

While there was no Mewtwo to be found, the evening wasn’t a total bust. People supposedly did start finding Blastoise.

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As well as, it seems, Gyarados.

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Both Blastoise and Gyarados are not easy to get, so this park ended up being a good spot after all.

Here’s what the park looks like today:

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People are now reportedly finding Venusaur:

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Damn. This isn’t finding Mewtwo, but it does look like a good spot to catch Pocket Monsters.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.