17 Celebrities Who Are Hooked on Pokémon Go, Too!

Celia San Miguel | Jul 26, 2016 Celebrities

Think video games are for tweens? Hardly! According to recent research, 40 percent of Pokémon Go players are 25 or older. The stat makes perfect sense given that the first Pokémon game was released for Game Boy back in 1996. So if you're feeling a bit foolish walking around empty parking lots, university campuses, and supermarket aisles in hopes of capturing Pokémon, remember you're not the only grown-up trying to catch 'em all. In fact, a number of celebrities are also hooked on the augmented reality game, documenting their captures, sharing PokéStops in their areas, and bragging about gym battle victories, just like you!

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From Jimmy Fallon to Chrissy Teigen, check out the celebrities who have been pulled into the Pokémon Go matrix — and seem to be loving every second of it!

 

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  • Chrissy Teigen

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    Model Chrissy Teigen quickly fell down the Pokémon Go rabbit hole. On July 10, she shared this screen shot of her capturing a Venonat next to a laptop playing The Office episodes, captioning the pic, "Michael watch outttt." By July 12, she apparently needed a rest from her new obsession, tweeting, "I'm over Pokémon. Please let's pretend I never played and I never bought hundreds of pounds of incense." Never change, Chrissy!

  • Ellen DeGeneres

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    Had to look for a long time for this one.

    A photo posted by Ellen (@theellenshow) on

    This isn't a group hug, Bulbasaur! Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi shared a tender embrace while at the beach, where, according to Ellen, they "had to look for a long time for this one."

  • Joe Jonas

    3

    Hot Date. ⚡️

    A photo posted by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on

    Singer Joe Jonas is allegedly dating Costa Rican model Juliana Herz, but even if the relationship rumors are unfounded, Jonas has clearly found a special lunch partner: the most recognizable Pokémon character, Pikachu.

  • Justin Bieber

    4

    Around midnight on July 18, over 300 Pokémon Go players flocked to an Apple Store on 59th Street and Park Avenue in New York City in the hopes of catching a Gyarados that had spawned therein. Among those in the crowd: pop superstar Justin Bieber, who was captured uttering "Gotta catch 'em all" in this Instagram video uploaded by his friend Alfredo Flores. 

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  • Mario Lopez

    5

    Caught a @Pokemon on set today... #PokemonGo

    A photo posted by Mario Lopez (@mariolopezextra) on

    Ever wonder what Extra host Mario Lopez does during those moments of downtime on set? Well, as of late, he's been fishing for Pokémon! He recently posted a photo on Instagram of this Magikarp he caught while on set.

  • Jimmy Fallon

    6

    Sometimes, in the quest to catch 'em all, you wind up with a ton of creatures of the same species. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon clearly wants to diversify his Pokémon roster, tweeting, "I'll trade you ANYTHING for all of my Zubats. #TooManyZubats." Apparently, he's not alone in his distaste for these poisonous flying bat creatures: A recent Pokémon Go review on Gamespot.com started with the line, "I'm sick of you, Zubat."

  • T-Pain

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    T-Pain is "sprung" again — but, this time, on Pokémon Go! The Auto-Tune-loving rapper tried to go incognito while roaming around a parking lot looking for Pokémon, but his cover was blown by a group of boys also on the hunt for digital creatures. Asked to which team he belonged, the self-proclaimed "rappa-ternt-sanga" revealed he picked Valor over Mystic and Instinct.

  • Zach Braff

    8

    Scrubs actor Zach Braff was dumbfounded when he saw an atypically large crowd fumbling around New York City's Union Square neighborhood. Once he consulted his Pokémon Go map and saw the wealth of PokéStops clustered in the area, it all became too clear. Surely, he reloaded on some supplies too!

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  • Mark Hoppus

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    Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus found a surprising guest inside his dressing room on July 9th: a Drowzee! Perhaps the psychic-type Pokémon wanted to congratulate him on a good show?

  • Kendra Wilkinson

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    Reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson has found the perfect partner to accompany her on Pokémon Go quests: her 6-year-old son, Hank. On July 22, Wilkinson tweeted about discovering a great PokéStop with little Hank and lingering there for 20 minutes alongside a small crowd of fellow players so as to stock up on eggs and Poké Balls at PokéStops!

  • Soulja Boy

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    #Pokemongo #souljaboy #pikachu

    A photo posted by Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) on

    Those diamonds on his wrist may or may not be cubic zirconias, but that Pikachu propped atop Soulja Boy's watch is all the way real — well, in the abstract Pokémon Go universe anyway!

  • Demi Lovato

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    Currently on tour with his longtime friend Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas recently blew up the "Confident" singer's spot on Twitter, letting the world know of her Pokémon Go obsession. Apparently, Demi was beyond frustrated when she couldn't track down any creatures while in Newark, New Jersey, on July 12.

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  • Wiz Khalifa

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    The great Wiz Khalifa has been tweeting nonstop about his Pokémon captures. He even shared this funny illustration of himself dressed up like Ash Ketchum, with his French bulldog, Vincent, propped atop his head à la Pikachu. He captioned the illustration, "Hardly Ever Home," referring to Pokémon Go luring him outdoors.

  • Trevor Noah

    14

    Perhaps The Daily Show's Trevor Noah is uncomfortable around beautiful and bodacious women? Or maybe, just maybe, Jynx is one Pokémon character that's utterly perplexing. That said, the way she moves, sways, and shakes as she walks should bring all the boys to the yard!

  • Joey King

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    If anyone tries to make Joey King go to Pokémon Go rehab, she'll say no, no, no. Sure, the star of FX's Fargo admitted to the game "taking over her life" in a July 10 tweet, but she's no quitter!

  • Nyle DiMarco

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    America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco celebrated his first Pokémon catch, Bulbasaur, in this July 11 tweet. Maybe it was courteous enough to give Nyle a smize?

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  • Evanna Lynch

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    Actress Evanna Lynch, who portrayed Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, is spellbound by Pokémon Go — as are all of her friends, who apparently can't stop talking about this virtual portal to a magical universe.

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