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South Park creators ‘predicted Pokemon Go’ in 1999 episode

‘We talked about that ten years ago!” says South Park creators

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The founders of adult animated sitcom South Park claimed they predicted the creation of hit augmented reality game Pokemon Go – way back in 1999.

One of the episodes of the sitcom’s third season featured “Chinpokomon,” a commercial parody that gave South Park’s fictional children a bunch of spoof creatures to collect.

Now, with the show entering its 20th season, Trey Parker and Matt Stone say that they were the first to foresee the possibility of the hit app.

“[Back in 1999] it was a bummer because kids were getting into Pokemon,” Parker told US entertainment site Vulture.

Pokemon Go, the brainchild of Japanese gaming giant Nintendo tasks smartphone-armed players to walk around and find 151 creatures dotted around the world.