You can’t escape the Pokémon Go craze no matter how hard you try. Children and adults are running around large cities, small towns, and country roads in search of elusive Pokémon. Churches, libraries, public pools, and various other locations have become gathering grounds for Pokémon-obsessed fans. The Pokémon Go craze has become such an ingrained part of popular culture that some of our favorite celebrities are playing the game even as they sign autographs or run away from crazed fans. Have you seen the video of Justin Bieber running through a city in search of the creatures? Or maybe you watched as Bryan Cranston “played” the game while answering a Twitter question from a fan? We have both of those videos for your enjoyment (or perhaps your bewilderment).
Here are some of your favorite celebrities who are absolutely obsessed with Pokémon Go.
The last guy on our list has gone to incredible lengths just to catch a Weedle.
“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon pretty much acts like a desperate drug user when it comes to Pokémon Go. He is willing to take ANYTHING for his Zubats. Sorry Jimmy, but trading hasn’t been implemented yet for Pokémon Go so really it’s just an empty promise at this point. It looks like your only option is to hand them over to Professor Willow. In the meantime, stop hoarding all the Zubats!
Even the Wiz is getting in on this massive craze…
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has admitted that he is rarely at home now that Pokémon Go has taken over every ounce of his being. We would complain that this addiction is getting out of control but at least it’s getting people out of the house. Khalifa has tweeted about the creatures he has found on the beach, in his lap, and not surprisingly hiding out in his massive stash of marijuana. Khalifa might be the only Pokémon Go player who has a stoned Weedle.
One rock star even took up the game to play along with his son…
Don’t BLINK or you might just miss Mark Hoppus playing Pokémon Go. He’s even searching for our favorite addiction backstage at his own shows. Blink-182 is celebrating the release of the new album “California” and apparently they are celebrating in a big way — Hoppus changed his name to “Pokédad Go.” He’s playing the game with his 13-year-old son, which is pretty much the best parenting we have seen in a while from a famous rock star dad. Good for you Hoppus but please don’t look for them while actually playing your bass on stage during concerts.
There is a sadness in the game as our next actress explains so perfectly.
Scream Queens star Abigail Breslin sent out one of the best commentaries on the state of the Pokémon Go craze. Her friends are all out searching for Pokémon and she just wants them to come over and chill. Sorry Breslin, but for now Niantic is not accepting any new requests for PokeStop locations. Maybe they’ll make an exception for you, given your celebrity. Although, you could just wander around and find your friends near a body of water or a wooded area as they search for super rare Pokémon.
Of course no Pokémon Go gameplay would be complete without our next massive star…
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) July 12, 2016
Bryan Cranston has been busily promoting his new movie, The Infiltrator, and as part of that promotion he has been answering questions from #AskTheInfiltrator. Recently, the topic about whether or not he plays Pokémon Go came up. He answered that question with a hilarious video that pretty much sums up our thoughts on the entire re-emergence of the Pokémon craze.
There are even celebrities who are using the game to bond with their spouse.
Ellen DeGeneres has been using Pokémon Go to bond with her wife. Nothing keeps relationships together better than searching for water Pokémon on the beach. She and Portia de Rossi have been hitting the streets and the beach in search of the prized creatures. Here they are posing with a Bulbasaur. Pokémon Go selfies are becoming kind of a big deal these days.
Our next musician proves that Pikachu has expensive tastes…
Soulja Boy has figured out that Pikachu is attracted to really expensive Rolex watches. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to be affordable Pokémon bait for most of us. At least we now know that Pikachu has very expensive tastes. Soulja Boy has been actively engaging in Pokémon Go, proving that just about everyone is obsessed with the location-based role-playing game.
And now for a special message from Justin Bieber —->
Justin Bieber is so obsessed with Pokémon Go that he was recently spotted running through the streets of New York City in an attempt to catch all the Pokémon! He was playing the game with his buddy Alredo Flores, and a few hundred of his biggest fans. The craziest part? So many people were glued to their mobile screens in search of Pokémon that they never even noticed that Justin Bieber had just bumped into them.
Our next musician is spending hundreds of dollars on Pokémon Go. Wow!!!
John Mayer wins our mad respect for spending at least $99.99 to get ahead in the game. Sure we prefer a pure game without the need to spend cash, but this really shows his dedication to catching the most Pokémon. I haven’t spent a single dollar on the game yet, which explains why I have a very sad collection after a few weeks of aimlessly wandering around my town. Hey Mayer, feel free to throw a few thousand coins my way when you have a chance.
The creepy truth about Pokémon Go is next up!!!
We know Trevor Noah was probably only joking here but this is a very valid point. It has to be weird for parents to see hordes of adults walking through parks in search of virtual creatures. On the other hand, this is yet another reason not to end up as a registered sex offender — your opportunities to play Pokémon Go will be greatly hindered by your bad choices in life. We got your back Noah — there’s nothing to see here, people.
Our next celebrity is swearing up a storm over this children’s game.
Demi Lovato by way of Nick Jonas
Apparently, Demi Lovato is a really aggressive Pokémon Go player. We have to agree with Nick Jonas that this entire addiction is getting out of hand but it’s also forcing people to walk and run for miles every day just to hatch their eggs and find new Pokémon. The end of obesity in America? Probably not — I saw a guy eating a burger and fries while walking down the street in search of Pokémon the other day. It was worth a try though, Nintendo.
A Sad Kevin Jonas
If you excitedly run outside because a Pokémon is supposed to be near your location you are not alone. Check out this very sad photo of Kevin Jonas looking for Pokémon that never seem to show up. Is it weird that I feel bad for him? I want to give him a hug or guide him to a PokeStop just to end his pain and suffering for a few brief seconds. Good luck Kevin Jonas.
Obsession perfectly explains the next model on our list.
Chrissy Teigen doesn’t have to hunt for Pokémon, she just spends hundreds of dollars luring them to her location. This might be great for a little while but you probably are not going to lure rare Pokémon to your couch just because you don’t want to go outside. On the other hand, we could all just crowd around Chrissy Teigen and wait for the Pokémon to arrive.
And now an important Pokémon Go message from the WWE.
WWE founder Vince McMahon can’t even get in a good workout without being pestered by Pokémon. When you see a guy who has spent years working out on a regular basis and he can’t get enough Pokémon in his life without playing during his workout routine, you know it has become an insane addiction. We’ll take those Pokémon off your hands, Mr. McMahon.
A delay in production? This is what Pokémon Go has done to Hollywood…
Mario Lopez is so obsessed with Pokémon Go that he’s even playing the game on the job. I wonder how much production delays are costing when they can’t find Lopez because he just ran down the street after finding out that someone placed a Lure nearby. Seriously this is getting out of control.
Check out how the game is even affecting entire boy bands…
The Backstreet Boys are willing to aimlessly wander down empty streets in search of Pokémon. Sorry guys, but serenading Pokémon isn’t going to lure them to your location. You know a game has captured our imagination when stars from our childhood are starting to talk about it in an attempt to stay relevant. They even created the #BSBGo hashtag to document their adventures with the game.
It’s still better than a Tinder infection as our next star rightfully points out…
The host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS has a very good point about Pokémon. Regardless of what you might think about the game, at least you won’t catch whatever you would get by instead searching for real life people on Tinder. Plus it sounds a lot less disturbing to say you are hunting for Pokémon then hunting for people. No one is swiping left or right on a Pikachu.
And the voice of logic is up next and it’s from a surprising source…
Dylan Sprouse has a really good point. For the last 20 years, Pokémon has been a massively successful franchise. Throw in Nintendo, Google-owned Niantic, and the Pokémon Company in a three-way and what did we expect would happen? Although with Google in the mix the server issues shouldn’t be happening… I mean come on guys, you serve up trillions of searches and you can’t keep our Pokémon gameplay running smoothly? Sigh.
A Pokémon look-alike? I couldn’t stop laughing —->
Model and “Orange is the New Black” actress Ruby Rose HAS to play Pokémon. I mean she literally looks like a Pokémon. Just check out this side-by-side comparison. It’s like she was genetically created specifically for this moment in time. On a side note, would you mind if we borrowed some of your stardust because our stash is looking pretty sad at the moment compared to your 3,700 points. Pretty please?
And next up in the most dedicated Pokémon Go player among all our celebrities —–>
And the most dedicated celebrity Pokémon Go player award belongs to musician Steve Aoki. He is currently touring throughout the Netherlands and he took time out of his day to travel through an open field just so he could catch a Weedle. A freaking Weedle! We don’t know if he actually caught anything but this is dedication that goes way above and beyond many other players.