Celebrities ‘catch’ Pokemon Go craze

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Tech-savvy Filipinos, including celebrities, went crazy over the weekend when augmented reality game Pokemon Go was officially made available in the country PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA

Tech-savvy Filipinos, including celebrities, went crazy over the weekend when augmented reality game Pokemon Go was officially made available in the country PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA

After a month’s worth of anticipation, Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that took the world by storm, finally arrived in the Philippines.

Come Saturday morning, when the game was officially made available in the country, tech-savvy Filipinos became all hyped to roam around the real-life world and collect virtual monsters and medals.

Local celebrities were no exception. Avid celebrity social media users expressed their excitement over the arrival of the game while others immediately started collecting their own monsters.

“Pokemon Go finally in the Philippines! Yes!” beauty queen and actress Megan Young posted in Twitter.


“Totally gonna ‘go jogging’ later,” the Miss World 2013 title holder added.

“Pokemon Go is finally out here! Channeling the inner kid in me, gotta catch them all!” model-athlete Jeron Teng shared in Twitter.

“We have been waiting for this game for so long. It’s finally here in the Philippines!! #PokemonGo,” musician Saab Magalona exclaimed in her Twitter account, which she immediately followed with a photo of her first catch.

“That feeling when you just started the game but you have already caught so much #pokemongom,” GMA actress Ryza Cenon boasted in her Instagram account.

“The map shows there are Pokemon monsters near me, but I’m too lazy to catch them,” actress Liza Diño Seguerra jested in her Instagram account.

Pokemon Go, made by Niantic and Nintendo, first launched on July 6 in Australia and New Zealand before rolling out on Saturday in the Philippines alongside 14 other countries namely, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.

Pokemon Go is available for download by iOS and Android users at no charge through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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