With the recent release of Pokémon Go and the upcoming release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, our Pokémon tag is blowing up right now. We’ve written stories about Pokémon jewelry, a fictional Pokémon Go Uber, astronauts not being able to play Pokémon Go in outer space… it’s everywhere, and we’re obsessed. We’re even hosting our own Pokémon Go Meet-Up this weekend in Los Angeles.
Believe it or not, though, there are those among us who don’t share our enthusiasm for the nostalgia-tickling augmented reality mobile game, or the franchise as a whole. For those people who are tired of reading about Pokémon every second of every day, with whom we obviously disagree but respectfully so, there’s PokeGone.
The Chrome browser extension bears the following description: “Sick and tired of hearing about Pokemon? PokeGone will take care of that! This extension will stop your eyes from seeing grown adults raving on about Pokemon – simple as [that]. Remove all traces of Pokemon from the internet with one simple extension!”
This sounds like an insufferable hellscape for us, but its existence at least means that some people aren’t down with the barrage of Pokémon-related news that has been so prevalent over the past few days. We just don’t have the heart to download the extension and try it for ourselves, but the Huffington Post says that it works pretty well.
We’ll take their word for it, but install the extension from here if you want to try it yourself. Now excuse us: It looks like there’s a Haunter near the men’s restroom.
For the rest of us who can’t get enough Pokemon news, check out the secrets of the game’s code:
Featured image: Jamie Farrelly