Thanks to Niantic closing up a security loophole, the Pokemon GO craze looks like it might be more than a flash in the pan. In the past week the game has dominated the App Store charts, we’ve heard it all — from relationship woes to engagement rings to the woman who caught her boyfriend cheating thanks to the app. But this latest news takes the cake for craziest Pokemon-related news.
Apparently there is now a market for Pokemon chauffeurs. Yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like. People are paying other people to drive them around and play Pokemon GO. Because the entire game is played while out and about, it’s not the ideal game for anyone who prefers to sit still. But if you have enough money, you can pay someone to drive you around slowly and pretend that you’re walking around when really you’re just sitting in the back of a car.
The only qualifications to become a Pokemon chauffeur are knowledge of the best PokeStops in town and ownership of a car. One driver, interviewed by Tech Insider, charges $30 per hour for his services. Included in that price are not only the drive around but a charge for your phone and access to Pokemon “Lure Modules.” Although we don’t see ourselves shelling out money for our own ride around town, we’re starting to consider a Pokemon Chauffeur sesh the perfect gift for the person who has everything.
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(h/t Tech Insider, photo via Getty)