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Swiss tourism video shows Pokemon ‘capturing’ people

A group people dressed as Pokemon mascot Pikachu sought revenge on Pokemon Go players in Basel, Switzerland, as the city hoped to use the game’s popularity to attract tourists.

A prank video shared to YouTube by fadeoutTrashTV showed the group dressed in Pokemon-themed unitards “taking revenge” on citizens for playing the smartphone game Pokemon Go by bombarding them with human-sized pokeballs.

The group used a large slingshot to launch the giant inflatable balls at unsuspecting bystanders, often seen carrying their phones.

A link in the video takes viewers to a tourism website, which lists various locations around Basel for tourists to catch monsters in Pokemon Go.