Pokémon GO is really a global phenomenon and the trend goes across social classes from ordinary citizens, celebrities, and now, a Prime Minister — the highest political figure of a parliamentary country.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, took a break from her official works by perambulating on the lanes of Bratislava hunting for Pokémon. She was accompanied by bodyguards, senior officials and a television crew.
Solberg’s eye was glued on her smartphone, celebrating her precious free time between her meetings.
Take note, she is already 55 years old and even a conservative. Nobody could have expected her to play the game to the extent of walking 10 kilometers to hatch Pokémon eggs. She is on the mood to search for rare Pokémon just like anyone 90s kid who grew up on the peak of the franchise.
Solberg is also known to be fond the game, Candy Crush. She started playing Pokémon GO two interviews after she said “I didn’t play it.” She, then admitted that her younger sister urged her to play the game after catching a Pokémon on their veranda.
Norway is not a member of the European Union like Slovakia — the country where the city Bratislava resides. Solberg is there to protect Norway’s interest ahead of several meetings about Brexit.
I am particularly excited about who will be the next high profile personality who will be playing Pokémon GO. He/she could be the Queen of England, the Pope, or the Dalai Lama.
Famous people surely give Niantic and Nintendo free endorsement.