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Everyone from the Marines to the Westboro Baptist Church Is Getting Into Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has, literally overnight, exploded into a global phenomenon, and everyone wants a piece of it. Nintendo had resisted mobile platforming for so long, but this new game––which involves literal travel around the real world in search of Pokémon in an augmented reality––is attracting so much praise and buzz.

In fact, it’s so big right now that there are literally police departments warning people about the risks of walking into random places with your eyes glued to your phone. People have been hurt playing the game, and someone else found a dead body.

So, yeah, it’s been a big week for Pokémon.

Such a big week, in fact, that members of Congress are actually getting in on it:

And there have been all sorts of jokes about Hillary Clinton pandering to the youths with a reference to the Pokémens, but her opponents got there first:

And now we come to the Good News/Bad News section of this Pokémon phenomenon. First, the good news. The Marines have a pretty good sense of humor:

And now for the bad news: the Westboro Baptist Church is using it too.

See, according to USA Today, the Westboro Baptist Church happens to be the location of a virtual Pokémon gym, so someone decided to take over the gym and call it “Love Is Love.”

Unfortunately, the WBC retaliated:

And unlike the new Ghostbusters movie, behold something that will actually ruin your childhood:

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[image via screengrab/IGN]

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