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What the heck is Pokémon Go? CBC investigates

Two CBC reporters spend an afternoon learning the ins and outs of Pokémon Go — and meeting the people playing it ahead of its official Canadian release.

A Pokémon Go adventure in downtown Vancouver on CBC Snapchat

Pokémon Go has gamers around the world leaving their consoles behind to hit the streets. (Toru Yamanka/AFP/Getty Images)

By now, you've probably heard about Pokémon Go, a new smartphone game from Nintendo that has taken the internet by storm since launching last week — and it's not even officially out in Canada yet.

Who are all of these people playing it? Why do they like it? What are they catching in downtown Vancouver? CBC reporters Tamara Baluja and Matt Meuse spent an afternoon playing Pokémon Go and talking to other players to find out.

Check out their adventures on Snapchat below.

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