Pikachu doesn't stand a chance with these furry players... or does he?
Virtuality meets realism in Pokemon Go when your pets look like they're playing the game.
Owners have been tweeting photos of cats, dogs, and birds perfectly poised as if in pursuit of one of the little animated monsters. But lack of opposable thumbs has us questioning if pets can actually succeed at this cat-and-mouse game.
"Wait, fish fly? The pawblic school system failed me."
— Maggie Baska (@MaggieBaska) July 27, 2016
"I know I can't touch the pet bird, but can I chase this one?"
— LovingPets UK (@LovingpetsUK) July 26, 2016
"So that's why you keep taking me on so many walks."
— The Pet Guide (@PetGuideUSA) July 24, 2016
"Pikachus are friends, not prey."
— Johnny Carson (@ShrinkRapDog) July 21, 2016
"Hey! That looks like the guy from ALF!"
— Bonnie (@BonnieDetwiller) July 21, 2016
"If you could just feed us already, that would be great."
— Kim Candy (@KimCandyApp) July 16, 2016
"Looks like a rodent, walks like a rodent, but is it a rodent?"
— Kitty (@x_kitty_x) July 14, 2016
"This perch ain't big enough for the both of us."
— Mindi (@NomSmushi) July 14, 2016
"Twinsies for life!"
— BestBuddyForever (@BestBuddyFor) July 11, 2016
We would like to remind all Pokemon Go players to keep it safe out there. It's a hustle and bustle world, and we wouldn't want you stepping on Fluffy's tail in hot pursuit of an Articuno.
But we understand those eggs won't hatch themselves.