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Jung Joon Young goes out of his way just to play 'Pokémon Go' and become a Pokémon master

By jubilantj   Friday, July 15, 2016   136,055   22,365   52
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Singer Jung Joon Young was spotted all the way in Sokcho, which is around a two hour drive northeast of Seoul, just to increase his chances at catching some Pokémon on 'Pokémon Go'!


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Jung Joon Young is known to be quite the avid gamer, and he has admitted himself that he could stay in all day playing games. However, it seems Jung Joon Young was compelled outdoors to play 'Pokémon Go,' the latest craze among Pokémon fans and gamers alike. Because the game uses GPS data from Google Maps, which is banned in South Korea, many people in Korea can't play the game. However, people discovered that the app works in Sokcho and many people have flocked there to play the game.

Jung Joong Young, frustrated that he couldn't find any Pokémon in the Seoul metro area, had vented on Instagram, "I wandered Hongdae until I could find a Pokémon. Please let GPS work in Seoul. I'm so irritated that I'm about to head to Sokcho." Though he deleted this post soon afterwards, enough fans still saw it and wondered whether the singer would really show up in Sokcho. 

And indeed, Jung Joon Yooung drove all the way to Sokcho, and fans who were lying in wait swarmed him, unable to contain their excitement. Being the good-natured, humorous guy that he is, Jung Joon Young interacted with the fans, even asking some of them where the best spots to catch Pokémon are. 


Jung Joon Young made another post on Instagram more recently, writing, "I would always be asked this kind of question for interviews..'What's your goal for the year?'..And I'd always give the typical answer that I want to live a healthy life but now I've gleaned my true answer to that question..I..will become a Pokémon master."


I guess fans should see Jung Joon Young out and about in daylight more now, what with his new life goal! 


늘 인터뷰에서 이런질문을 많이받곤했다.. "올해의 목표가 뭔가요?" .. 늘 그저 건강히 살아가는거라고 뻔한대답을 했던 나는 진정한 답을 얻어냈다.. 난.. 포켓몬마스터가 된다

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no_tofu_speed Monday, July 18, 2016

To be correct, it doesn't seem to work at all outside Sokcho and a few other places... so many people are going there just to play the damn game.. Even the mayor made statements about the tourist boom and his support, and all the shops are adding mobile phone support services to cash in

li_xiao_yan Sunday, July 17, 2016

I heard there's a bus tour that hits the hot spots. I bet he'll take it. XD

federick Saturday, July 16, 2016

boys will always be boys!

Mai_Turn Saturday, July 16, 2016

Haha, Jung Joon Young is so cool :D ! I want to be a pokemon master, too xD

navi_x_loki Saturday, July 16, 2016

I would play video games with him, if he was bf...

NoahL Saturday, July 16, 2016



shannnnt Saturday, July 16, 2016

I want to play it but it's not avail here. :(

kimistar Saturday, July 16, 2016

I just played it yesterday and I'm only on mv 6 xd I can't beat people on poke gym theyre too strong lol

zergelultor1 Saturday, July 16, 2016

LURE LURE PLEASE xD

KautyPop Saturday, July 16, 2016

I love Pokemon Go. I'm at level 15 and have friends who are almost at 20 xP

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