Watch as crowds gather to catch a rare Pokémon in Central Park

A massive throng of Pokémon Go players appeared in Central Park to catch a rare Vaporeon. Hilarity ensues.

To call Pokémon Go a massive success so far would be a gross understatement. Despite privacy concerns, security pitfalls, and Pokémon-induced car crashes, people can’t get enough of Nintendo and Niantic’s latest creation.

Case in point: Vimeo user Woodzys captured video (via The Verge) of a large crowd spontaneously gathering in New York City’s Central Park to catch a Vaporeon, a rare, water-type Pokémon.

Whether or not you like Pokémon Go, you’ve got to admit that it’s kind of fun watching this sort of thing.

As The Verge points out, this isn’t the first time Pokémon Go players have gathered en masse at a public spot to catch a rare Pokémon: For example, check out this video players gathering at a park in Bellevue, Washington to try and capture a Squirtle.

Various businesses have tried to cash in on Pokémon fever over the last week or two. At their home game Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Oakland Athletics held a Pokémon Go promotion that featured discounted tickets, nearby gyms, and lures dropped around the ballpark. (According to the team, running on the field to catch Pokémon is a no-no.) Meanwhile, T-Mobile is offering free Pokémon Go data usage for a year, although not everyone is a fan of that idea.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags games

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Nick Mediati

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?