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The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares

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David Cornish
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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.

  • The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares

    Oh lord

    We think he's already dead.

  • The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares 1

    Pikachu?

    Is... is that you buddy? What have they done to you?

  • The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares 2

    "Just catch me..."

    "...I've seen too much to fight any more."

  • The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares 3

    This is the face of evil

    Evil with a bubble beam

  • The unofficial Pokémon GO clone will give you nightmares 4

    Nice?

    Nothing about this is nice.

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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