Within days of its launch, the mobile app Pokemon Go sent millions of smartphone-wielding pixel hunters into streets around the globe and officially became the most popular mobile game of all time.
Many of the game’s “Pokestops” and “Gyms,” which are essential to gameplay, are geotagged to churches—meaning that since its launch, the game has set a regular flow of new visitors to churches around the country. Many churches are embracing their landmark status by offering free water and snacks to “trainers,” hoping to catch a few new members. It’s also inspired the church’s great modern poets—the people responsible for updating the outdoor marquee with new service times and mind-boggling puns—to rise to their finest hour and show these gamers what they’re missing if they just come for the Pokemon. Here’s a look at six, real-life, cringe-inducing Pokemon Go-inspired church signs:
Jesus died to catch ’em all
Pokemon Go is trying to tell you something. Sun. 9:30 am
What you do with the gift of life determines who you are — Mewtwo
Looking for Pokemon or Jesus? Both found here.
So you find a Pokemon! Do you know the joy of finding Jesus?
How did Noah get animals on the ark? He Pokemon!