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The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares

Your smartphone is probably coming down with Pidgeys, right? You've turned up late to social gatherings because you "needed to catch a Snorlax", drained your battery to within an inch of its life and added several extra miles to your commute just to hatch an egg. 

While you might not give a toss about Pokémon GO any more, spare a thought for poor China; the record-smashing app is still yet to be released in the nation.

They can, however, still practice their ball-flicking (steady) skills: Chinese developer Rejected Games: FPS Adventure & Sport Simulation has filled the Pokémon-shaped hole in Chinese gamer's smartphones with the release of Pokeball Coach for Pokemon Go.

Rather than wandering around an augmented reality world, the app just focuses on the ball-throwing aspect of the game - albeit with some seriously distressing representations of Pokémon.

The app has recently been updated to remove all mention of Pokémon (we imagine they were hit with a lawsuit), replacing the haunting designs with other animals - but these images live on in the wider web. Witness their horror below.

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