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    Pokemon Go, Literally Better Than Sex: Game Tops Porn Search Rates

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    Nintendo has done the impossible once again. Not did the company get Pokemasters outdoors for some much-needed exercise, their new app now seems to be getting people off porn.

    Turn the computer’s volume back on and dust off those running shoes: internet users have made their choice, according to Google Trends, and are Pokeballs deep into the brand new app. People just can’t seem to get enough of those Pokemons, and if they’re not out and about looking for them in the real world, they’re looking them up online.

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    Here’s how Google Trends work: every search term has an index of popularity compared to other terms, the highest possible being 100 — this means that this word or combination was the most searched on Google at the time. The game hit 100 on July 11, and Pokemon Go seems to only be getting it up so far.

    Porn became one of the most popular things people searched for on Google in 2010, reaching a solid index of 91, and has been on the top ever since, but this week it’s been going down: apparently, people would rather search for Pikachu than pick and choose a porn star to watch.

    Pokemon Go is the most searched thing this week in the Netherlands, with Costa Rica and Canada being the second and third most Poke-curious. Which is odd, considering that so far, the game has only been released in the US, New Zealand and Australia, meaning that the terrain there is well mapped, there are lots of PokeGyms, Pokestops and other Pokestuff.

    Pokemon Go has already become the most popular mobile game in history and has been downloaded more than 7,5 million times in less than a week. Will it take long for the porn industry to turn this around and come out with something crazy like PokePorn Go or something equally heavy on double entendres and baby oil? We’re looking forward to reporting all the awkward positions the players of that game put themselves in.

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