Pokémon Go player trolls the Westboro Baptist Church in the best way

Looks like the Westboro Baptist Church is blasting off again….

Pokémon Go’s soft launch in the US, Australia and New Zealand has proved enlightening, hilarious, and in some cases downright crazy.

We’ve heard tales of people walking miles out their way to capture rare Pokémon, someone discovered a body on one such outing, and we don’t even want to think about how many car crashes have occurred by roaming Eevees.

Truly, Pokémon Go brings out the best…

And the worst in us.

However, the best story we’ve seen so far – we’re sure there will be many more – comes from the gay hating, funeral picketing, nutcases – the Westboro Baptist Church.

Throughout the landscape in Pokémon Go, you can see a whole host of Pokémon Gyms – places trainers can go to claim for their team and earn prestige.

Gyms tend to be chosen by the amount of foot traffic they receive, or where people tend to congregate in their highest numbers. Your local train station for example, might be a gym.

The Westboro Baptist Church… Is a place where (thouroughly misguided) people congregate. Therefore, the Westboro Baptist Church is a gym. And it’s been taken over by a Clefairy named LoveIsLove.

Yes that’s right, a pink, fairy type Pokémon, has taken over the WBC and every time someone approaches it in the game it will appear… Like so.

And it’s going to remain there. At least until someone replaces it. We imagine that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

So, unless the WBC gets training up their Pokémon, it looks like LoveIsLove is going to rule the gym for some time.

Other interesting places for Pokémon gyms to crop up include the British spy network MI6’s headquarters in Vauxhall. Because no one can get close enough for security reasons, we’re assuming there is an internal power struggle between James Bond and Q.

There’s also one at MI5.

And the freaking White House is getting in on the action.

But the overwhelming reaction to Pokémon Go so far, has been to Professor ‘Daddy’ Willow. You guys can’t get enough of him, can you?


Just be careful playing at work, ok trainers?




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