Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

- Several humorous photos and posts went viral after Pokémon Go was made available to the Philippines

- The wordplay on the names of the Pokémon and new characters based on Philippine celebrities were shared numerous times on social media

- The launch of the game in 15 countries in Asia was announced in their official Facebook page on August 6

After 99 years, the long wait is over!

Okay, that might be an exaggeration but finally, Pokémon Go is now available in the Philippines.

The popular game’s official international page on Facebook announced its launch in 15 countries including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and other nations across Asia.

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Pokémon Go didn’t escape the humor of the Filipinos as it formally made its way to the country. Let’s take a look at some funny memes and posts which the game gave birth to.

Instead of using their traditional names, users can now call their Pokémon whatever they want to. In this Facebook post, Alln Shaun Lee Rah took the liberty to name them in a funny way.

Everyone just can’t get over the ‘Tatlong Bibe’ craze and it looks like they have found the “lider na nagsabi ng kwak-kwak.”

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Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

Psyduck was named as ‘Lider n Bibe.’ (Photo credit: Facebook)

Good old Ekans, the snake Pokémon, was named after your friends who aren’t as loyal as you think they are.

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

Backstabbing friends are often associated with the animal, snake. (Photo credit: Facebook)

There is no way of knowing but ‘Mang Inasal’ sure got good publicity because of this joke.

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

The restaurant is known for its grilled chicken specialties. (Photo credit: Facebook)

If you’re one of the millions of Filipinos who endures commuting in the rail transit system everyday then you might relate to this one.

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

There are around 1.35 million passengers every week in both LRT and MRT; imagine them packed together. (Photo credit: Facebook)

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In another post, Jesie Castro, a known illustrator on Facebook, created his own set of Pokémon characters based on Filipino personalities and the result was hilarious. You can see more of his works here!

Senator Tito Sotto got his own character but it also took a hit on his plagiarism controversies. Yikes!

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

It was in 2012 when a blogger called out Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III for plagiarizing her blog entry. (Photo credit: Facebook)

You might be panicking about this image not loading completely on your browser but read its name first. Rated S Pidgey – Rated SPG! Get it?

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

Rated SPG which stands for ‘Strict Parental Guidance’ has been implemented by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. (MTRCB)

GMA’s reality talent competition was brought back to life in this card.

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

The show’s famous catch phrase was ‘Dream. Believe. Survive.’ (Photo credit: Facebook)

Ryzza Mae Dizon’s face on Pikachu’s body will give you some few laughs.

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

Ryzza Mae has been a main stay host in GMA’s noontime show, ‘Eat Bulaga.’ (Photo credit: Facebook)

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Meanwhile on Twitter, @MillennialOfMNL, already gave a preview of future conversations to come now that everyone is just waiting to catch ‘em all!

Lastly, the witty page of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) gave their advisory in a funny way when one of their buildings ended up as a Pokémon gym.

Pokémon Go’s launch in the PH stirs funny posts

MMDA had a few reminders for the aspiring Pokemon masters. (Photo credit: Facebook)

The game based on Nintendo’s famous work was made by Niantic, Inc. and Google. This wasn’t the company’s first attempt in incorporating real life location when they first launched the augmented reality game, Ingress.

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