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Pokémon Go craze reignites love for cute Pikachu sea slug in Japan

We take a look at thecacera pacifica, known as the “Pikachu sea slug” in Japan, which many say is the real-life inspiration for the Pokémon character.

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We catch up with world’s first Pokémon Go master, Nick Johnson, in Tokyo

He’s caught ’em all in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and now we get to find out what the gamer’s been up to in Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon.

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Pokémon GO players in Japan discover strange new hybrid species of monsters in the game

Come with us as we introduce you to ten weird and wonderful mixed-breed Pokémon making trainers laugh around the country.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: Hands free “Poké-Han” device gets a rainy day edition

Having trouble playing the game with one hand holding onto your umbrella? Now we’ll show you how to stay dry while keeping both hands free for catching Pokémon!

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Kyoto temple becomes Pokémon Go gym in Japan, provides special phone chargers for players

Centuries of tradition meets the modern-day world of gaming and culminates in a beautiful display of kindness.

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Pikachu cosplayer delights Pokémon Go gamers in Japan

Get out your Poké Balls! It’s time to catch a cute Pikachu!

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Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan take over parks in huge crowds on first weekend of game’s release

Amazing scenes over the weekend show hordes of trainers catching Pokémon in two well-known parks, and one of those parks has a Fountain Tower area shaped like a Poké Ball.

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Pokéball Aimer 3-D printed iPhone case makes news among Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan

With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.

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From Squirtle to Jigglypuff and Lickitung, now you can see what your favourite character would look like as a PokéGirl pin-up model!

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Pokémon Go in Japan: 7 top sightseeing spots where you can catch Pokémon in Tokyo

Our Japanese reporter Mr. Sato visited these seven well-known tourist spots and captured 88 Pokémon in six hours.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: rest tired arms with creative hands-free “Poké-Han” device

Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han mobile gaming accessory!

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Creators of Pokémon Go apologise for game’s late arrival in video address to players in Japan

The message from the creators also includes safety advice for gamers in Japan.

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Pokémon Go released in Japan? We spot a rare “Glasses Pikachu” at Tokyo’s Nintendo headquarters

Because if there’s one place you’d expect to find a rare Pokémon, it would have to be at their home in Tokyo.

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Before Pokémon Go, there was Ingress, and its first “XM-Profiler Illumination Portal” is in Japan

Ingress, the original augmented reality app from Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go, is taking over Tokyo with a holographic portal that lets you see the state of the game in real-time.

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Could the Pokémon GO model be the future of idol singer management video games?

With a few tweaks, the smash-hit Pokémon mobile game could be the perfect framework for idol-rearing franchises.

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Catch Pokémon in the real world by checking out their real-life counterparts!

How well do you know your Pokémon? This clever photo guide shows you what your cute little Pokémon buddies really look like in real-life.

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6 things people in Japan should watch out for when Pokémon Go lands in the country

With the augmented reality world of Pokémon Go on its way to the Land of the Rising Sun, here are six things people in Japan should watch out for when the game hits its shores.

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Another way to hatch your Pokémon GO eggs without taking a step: pay this company to walk for you

I wanna be the very best…but I don’t wanna walk.

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Hollywood reportedly wants to make a Pokémon live action film because of, you know, that one game

Thanks to Pokémon GO, Hollywood executives are reportedly super-interested (again) in the idea of a live-action Pokémon movie.

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How to hatch your Pokémon GO eggs without taking a single step

Augmented reality lifehack replaces the rubber bands and clips that worked for previous Pokémon games.

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