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¡Atrápalos ya!

Pornhub Insights is always a deep well of fascinating information about what makes people tick, and Tuesday's data trove is no different.

The world's most popular porn tube site lent its team of data scientists to an analysis of Pokémon searches—because no one is allowed to study, write about, or post anything online this week that is not Pokémon Go related.

The findings of Pornhub's Pokémon overview were surprising: As it turns out, Latin America is way more obsessed with catching 'em all (in Spanish, Atrápalos ya) than any other part of the world. The top 15 countries most proportionately likely to search for Pokémon porn were all in South or Central America. 

Bolivia searched for Pokémon sex more than any other country, with Peru, Chile, Guatemala, and El Salvador rounding out the top five.

The rest of the data was not-so-shocking: Men were 62 percent more likely to search for Pokémon porn than women, and age was a huge factor in getting turned on by trainers and Charmanders. Users in the 18-24 age range were a whopping 336 percent more likely to search for hot Pokémon action, with the numbers dwindling into nothingness as ages increased.

Why are so many people searching for Pokémon sex scenes? That's easy: The network of tube sites saw an extreme and sudden spike in searches after the July 6 release of the Pokémon Go app. Searches for Poképorn hit a peak on Monday, with a 136 percent increase in hits. Porn sites weren't the only online destinations suddenly flooded with horny trainers fantasizing about Squirtles and Magmars in battle. People also took to Craigslist's Casual Encounters section, Reddit's hookup forums, and even Twitter to search for actual humans to have sex with—after hunting Pokémon together, of course. 

Taking the Pokémon Go searches from the streets to the sheets became so popular in the five days since the game's release that sex seekers coined the phrase 'Pokémon Go and Blow,' immediately replacing Netflix and Chill.

Of course, none of this solves the mystery of why Latin American countries are so obsessed with Pokémon sex. 

One answer might lie in the fact that a Spanish-dubbed version of the Pokémon cartoon has aired in most of the listed countries since as early as 1999. The cartoon has also aired since 2010 on Tooncast, Latin America's answer to the Cartoon Network. Pokémon fever has long been rampant in most of the countries that are leading porn searches—as evidenced by Spanish-language fan sites like Pikaflash, Pokexperto, and Centro Pokémon.

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