25 July, 2016 - NME.com
Rihanna laid down a code of behaviour at a recent stop on her Anti World Tour, which included warning fans not to play Pokémon Go while she was singing for them.
The singer was performing in France when she told the crowd, "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this bitch."
Watch fan footage of Rihanna banning Pokémon-catching at her gig below.
"I don't wanna see you catching any Pokémon's up in this bitch" - Rihanna at her shows. pic.twitter.com/EW4uqGQZAn— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) 25 July 2016
Pokémon Go’s astonishing success has been highlighted after it recently became the most successful mobile game in US history. Though Rihanna is apparently not a fan, other singers including Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have been pictured playing the game.
The success of the game is so widespread that a Pokémon Go dating app has now been launched. Entitled PokéDates, the venture is an offshoot of existing dating service Project Fixup, and aims to set up prospective partners by sending them on Pokémon hunting dates. The first 'PokéDate' is free but after that, you must refer friends or pay $20 (£15) for each additional date. Find out more info here.