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Pokemon Go News - It Never Takes Long - Chinese Knock Off Spotted

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jul 14, 2016  | Comments

It Never Takes Long - Chinese Knock Off Spotted | Pokemon Go | MMORPG.com

Pokemon Go has yet to launch in China, but that doesn't slow down the hunt for virtual critters. Tech in Asia is reporting that the top iOS App Store game in China is something called City Spirit Go, a Pokemon Go knock off with a signature character that looks like a Mickey Mouse - Pikachu hybrid. There is no augmented reality component included but it is location-based with various stops during the hunt that reward items. 

The developer, identified as Xiaoyu Sun in the App Store, has only published that one game. The app is doing well in users’ reviews, with most players apparently happy to hunt down kinda-sorta-Pokemon in an unsanctioned version of the game.

As yet there is no word when Pokemon Go will launch in China and it will remain to be seen whether or not City Spirit Go will give up the top spot easily. Time will tell!

Image courtesy of Tech in Asia

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom