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Rare Pokémon causes an actual stampede in Taiwan

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Image credit: Maggie Wang (Facebook)

Pokémon Go players will go to many lengths to catch rare creatures, but players in Taiwan took it to the next level last weekend.

The video below captured in Beitou, just outside the capital Taipei, shows hundreds, heck maybe thousands of people stampeding through the streets.

The subject of their affections was a Snorlax, one of the rarest characters on the board.

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Still, regardless of the fervor, was that worth running across what we can attest, from personal experience, is an extremely busy intersection?

The video shot was shot by Facebook user Maggie Wang and has been viewed 3.7 million times. Maggie, of course ensured she captured the Snorlax first.

Is this a terrifying look into the future of AR gaming? It sure flies in the face to today’s reports suggesting the game’s popularity is waning, huh?

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