The Pokemon Go phenomenon is sweeping the world and it seems that people are willing to stop everything they're doing to catch the little creatures.
That was the case in New York's Central Park on Friday night when hundreds of people flocked to catch a rare Vaporeon, while some motorists even stopped in the road to get out and catch it, causing traffic chaos.
A Vaporeon popped up in the middle of Central Park and this happenedpic.twitter.com/bSJ6GUvPvh
-- Izzy Nobre (@MrNobre) July 16, 2016
It is a scene that has been playing out around the world since the augmented reality game was made available for mobile phone users earlier this month.
The game was officially launched in the UK on Thursday and has exploded in popularity, as players use their phone's GPS location data as they aim to catch virtual monsters as they roam the real world.
But it would appear that the creatures were able to roam free in the UK on Saturday afternoon as fans posted on social media about how the server was down.
when the british summer weather is actually perfect for once and its the weekend and you're ready to catch pokemon
and the servers are down
-- Tom (@TomBMax19) July 16, 2016
i just went on a pokemon hunt but the login servers were down the whole time so i just got a bunch of fresh air and exercise for NOTHING god
-- braily cledina (@gonzorobotics) July 16, 2016
Headed into central London to catch some cool Pokemon. App doesn't work. Sat in borough market wondering what to do now. ?
-- Viv (@vivthediv) July 16, 2016
Looks like everyone will have to go back inside...