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11 celebs obsessed with Pokémon Go

You just might run into them at a PokéStop.


Kristen Hubby


Posted on Jul 13, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 11:20 am CDT

Pokémon Go mania has swept the nation, calling even the most famous of fans to roam the streets and catch every last one of these things.

The release of Nintendo’s game for smartphones allows users to fulfill their dream of becoming a trainer, finding and capturing Pokémon in the real world by using the phone’s GPS system to let Pokémon “appear” in their surroundings. 

With more than 7.5 million U.S. downloads and surging, it’s no surprise that celebrities who used to play the beloved game on their Nintendo Gameboys back in the day are filling up their star-studded time on the hunt. 

(Miley Cyrus is a long-running Pokemon meme, but as of press time has yet to publicly support Go.)

1) Chrissy Teigen

The supermodel took to Twitter to ask her fans whether she should embark on the new journey. She soon found a new obsession.

However, it didn’t last very long…

2) John Mayer

The singer and songwriter posted an Instagram showing how much he puts into the new game, no matter what it costs.

3) The Dallas Mavericks

Even famous athletes are setting aside time from practice to hang out with their favorites.

4) Wiz Khalifa

Rapper Wiz Khalifa just doesn’t care about risking his privacy level to find Mewtwo. 

5) Trevor Noah

The Daily Show host is awfully defensive about how much he digs the game.

6) Nyle DiMarco

The America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars winner shared his first wild Pokémon encounter with the world. Nice work.

7) Kevin Jonas

The ex-Joe Bro exposed his secret to finding the most Pokémon, but little did he know that is cheating. You can’t have it all Kevin. 

8) Mario Lopez

The Saved By The Bell actor and Extra host exercises his true talent as a trainer by catching a majestic Magikarp at Universal Studios.

9) Idris Elba 

What better way to announce his obsession than striking a sexy pose with his buddy Squirtle at the Star Trek premiere? 

10) Joe Jonas

The budding rock star is not only playing, but actively stirring the rumor mill.

11) Danny Trejo

The Breaking Bad standout is at least in on the joke.

The only thing left is confirmation that Drake is out there somewhere trying to catch a Pikachu.

Keep snatching these beautiful creatures.  

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*First Published: Jul 13, 2016, 1:25 pm CDT