Pokemon GO: Rare Pokemon Appearance Causes Stampede in Central Park

By | 3 months ago 

Pokemon GO players flock in great numbers to New York City’s Central Park after the rare and illusive Water-type Eevee evolution, Vaporeon, appears in the area.

There’s no denying just how impactful Pokemon GO has been on the world around it thus far. The game has quickly become the biggest mobile title in the United States, and its popularity is only growing as it continues to be rolled out in countries around the globe. Keeping all of that in mind, it’s amazing to see just how much pull the title has amassed with gamers since its launch, with a recent video featuring a literal herd of players in pursuit of a Vaporeon being one of the more incredible examples of how much influence Pokemon GO has on its audience.

Spawning in New York City’s Central Park, the creature apparently pulled in a bevy of hapless trainers that were hoping to add it to their team. As players rushed into the vicinity to secure the monster, one individual took the liberty of filming the masses pouring into the park. The resulting footage is rather jaw-dropping, and it showcases just how big Pokemon GO really has become in less than a month’s time.

Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the alleged Vaporeon-based madness can do so by checking out the video below.

With Pokemon GO only just arriving in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, there are sure to be even more stories and videos of eager trainers hoping to snag rarer creatures as the game continues to debut in other regions. With that said, the act of catching a Pocket Monster would seem so much more trivial if it didn’t involve players setting about the real world to do so. As a result of this core mechanic, stories ranging from an attempted murderer being foiled by Pokemon GO players to a young gamer finding a dead body have been headlines in recent weeks – and fans have developer Niantic to thank for it.

It’ll be interesting to see how the experience evolves (wordplay intended) as weeks come and go, but at this point, it appears as if the passion the community has for the game is remaining steadfast. Additionally, it’s hard to say what other capturing events will draw in the masses in the future, but there are certainly harder to find Pokemon out there that are just waiting to be discovered.

What did you think of the Vaporeon-inspired turnout at Central Park? Have you found any rare Pokemon lately? Get at us in the comments.