Snorlax Spawning In Pokemon Go Causes Stampede In Taiwan

Posted: Aug 22 2016, 1:24pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Snorlax Spawning in Pokemon Go Causes Stampede in Taiwan
Credit: 亭懿 王

A video out of Taiwan shows hundreds of people swarm through a city because of a rare Pokemon spawning.

Snorlax is very popular in Taiwan. A video shows a huge crowd of about a thousand people running through the streets of Taipei towards a location a Snorlax spawns. Snorlax is rare, but that so many trainers are waiting for it to spawn is hilarious to see.

The crowd is moving pretty fast, but all seems to go down very orderly. I don't think there are any injuries.  I thought Japanese Pokemon Go players would be the most intense. Turns out Taiwan is the Pokemon Go hotspot. 

The poster of the video writes on Youtube that the crowd waited for a traffic light to turn green before swarming further towards the Snorlax location. I wonder which Pokemon Go tracker these trainers in Taipei are using to spot the Snorlax.

Watch the video below.

As long as Niantic is not rolling out the Pokemon tracker feature in the app to all trainers, here is a list of available Pokemon Go maps, trackers and notifiers. Using any 3rd party Pokemon Go software can get your account permanently banned.

Find a giant Snorlax and other great gifts for Pokemon Go fans in our Pokemon Go Gift Guide and read the latest Pokemon Go News

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