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Pokemon Uber Go Parody Hits Way Too Close to Home

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Pokemon Uber Go is a parody that is scarily accurate

It’s no secret that Pokemon Go is taking over the world. Even The News Wheel has been getting in on the Pokemon catching action. Day by day, this game is helping people get up, get out of the house, and get moving—all to catch some Pokemon.

Pokemon Go has gotten so popular that it has actually already surpassed Candy Crush’s rumored peak US smartphone audience, making this new game the biggest mobile game in the United State’s history.  Because of how popular the game has become over the past few weeks, many people in the industry have started to wonder just what big thing will attach itself to the game next. After all, it’s just a matter of time before a big company attempts to get in on the Poke-action.

Well, wonder no more. There is now a great parody commercial out there promoting a new Uber service—called Pokemon Uber GO!

VIDEO: The Hilarious Pokemon Uber Go Parody


While this two-minute clip seems to make fun of the idea of a rideshare program based solely around Pokemon Go, the sad truth is that there are actually people out there offering Pokemon Go players rides around some major cities.

‘Cause you’ve gotta catch them all, right?

Some of these entrepreneurs, who are posting their services on sites like Craigslist, are even offering their customers perks like free snacks, phone chargers, and—for those worried about their data usage—WiFi.

For example, there’s this one guy in Baltimore who’s all about driving you around for an hour for $25 so you can get the Pokemon of your choice:

Greetings fellow Pokemon Master’s

Have you ever wanted to have your very own chauffeur personally drive you around to Baltimore’s Poke-Stops and Gyms? Looks like your wish has been granted! For one hour I will personally drive you around to Baltimore’s Poke-Stops & Gyms helping you catch them all.

1. GET ALL OF THE STEPS WITH NONE OF THE SWEAT – We will drive around at egg incubation speed so that you still get credit towards hatching your eggs.
2. GO ANYWHERE – You have a choice of traveling where you want in the Baltimore City area or take one of my pre-constructed routes.*
3. NO HASSLE – I can pick you up and drop you off at your house. Or we can meet in Hampden.
4. GET VARIETY – Explore all of Baltimore to find different kinds of Pokemon.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more info. I accept both cash and Venmo.


-Mike B.

* Due to the speed we have to drive at to incubate eggs we will be avoiding highways and major roads.

In reality, using Uber or Lyft as a way to capture all the Pokemon probably isn’t a great idea, especially since these services are typically used to get you from Point A to Point B without any stops in between. But hey, as long as you’re not being an idiot and driving while playing—and being safe about getting in cars with strangers—you do you.