A recent epidemic starting in July of 2016. This bug has caused thousands of people, young and old, to take to the streets in search of creatures which are not truly there.
Pokémon GO offers the opportunity to feed a power and control addiction by paying prices of anywhere between $2 to $200 to receive mysterious, back-street items; such items cause these Pokémon
to appear more frequently. Encounters with said creatures are noted to cause angst and excitement among those infected.