A Rogue Pikachu Flipped Off Philadelphia Last Night


I guess you could say that Pokémon Go has reached a fever pitch. [Pause for ten minutes of applause.] During last night’s Phillies game, Pikachu appeared to give fans the bird while the Philly Phanatic attempted to hunt the creature on the crazy-popular app.

The middle finger was displayed by Pikachu’s right hand; the left hand, when raised, appears to show no middle finger. It’s possible that the bird was displayed in error, but officials (me) have reviewed the footage and ruled that, accidental or not, this is Pikachu giving the middle finger to a bunch of baseball fans.

Pikachu, get it together …