Pokemon GO has become such a phenomenon that even K-pop stars such as Jung Joon-young and EXO's Chanyeol have started playing!
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14 Jul 2016 - 10:29 AM  UPDATED 15 Jul 2016 - 5:18 PM

Ever since Pokemon GO was released last week, everyone has been enamored by the GPS-assisted augmented-reality game. Unfortunately for those in South Korea, heavy security laws limit Google Maps from being fully-functional, meaning that Pokemon GO won't work properly in the country.

But despite these restrictions, it hasn't stopped many Koreans - as well as a number of K-pop stars such as Jung Joon-young and EXO's Chanyeol - from getting in on Pokemon GO. In fact, Chanyeol posted up an Instagram video of himself playing the game:

However, not all hope is lost yet. Thanks to the weird way on how map boundaries work, there is a workaround for those in South Korea who want to have a good Pokemon GO experience.

While the game's map system won't work in most of South Korea, the small seaside town of Sokcho falls outside of the map restrictions, meaning that the game will work at that town. Needless to say, many people have made the trip up to Sokcho for the sea breeze, the sashimi, and of course, the Pokemon available for catching. 

Judging by the emptiness of Chanyeol's map, maybe he should take a trip to Sokcho very soon! 

Source: Naver, Wall Street Journal

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