Hundreds of Pokemon Go fans hit the streets of Taipei
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Hundreds of Pokemon Go enthusiasts caused a stampede in Taipei on Sunday (August 21) in a rush to 'catch' rare Pokemons.
The streets in Beitou were packed with people playing the location-based game and hunting for the virtual monsters through their smartphones.
Many rushed to the spot where the characters apparently appeared.
"There is Snorlax, Gyarados... Aerodactyl is a bit more common," said one player, naming the characters that caused the commotion.
So-called Pokestops are often established in parks, causing many to gather there.
"Very cool, I think I have strong ones (Pokemons)," said one young player who was satisfied with the night's outcome.
Players in Taiwan have been known to be especially enthusiastic - police have been ramping up fines for playing in traffic while riding a scooter.
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