Earlier this year, the ban on mobile games in parliament was broken by Norwegian Liberal leader Trine Skei Grande, who played with her mobile phone during a meeting on defense strategy. Later, she claimed she was ‘multitasking.' Ironically, it was her standing on the podium and delivering a speech while Erna Solberg was catching Pokemons.
Surprisingly, Skei Grande took no offence at the prime minister's inattention.
"She still heard what I said, we ladies can do two things at the same time you know," Skei Grande tweeted in response to Eivind Trædal of the Green Party.
Remarkably, this is not the first time Erna Solberg's name has surfaces in connection with the popular mobile game.
In September, Swedish Social Democrat Monica Green was caught playing Pokémon Go during Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's speech. Green tweeted a picture of a Pokémon monster peeking from behind Price Daniel's back, which provoked a mixed response and stirred considerable criticism.
Green subsequently defended the tweet, insisting that she was listening attentively to Löfven's speech.
"I can do two things at once. I listened very carefully to the Prime Minister's speech and I thought it was very good," she told local Swedish newspaper Skaraborgs Allehanda.