She Was Looking For A Pidgey In Pokémon GO, But Found Trevor Noah

"You know there's a Scyther right over there."

Thanks to the new app and game, Pokémon GO, all types of amazing things are happening.

There are PokéWalks in Australia, strangers congregating in Central Park, and, of course, newscasters interrupting weather reports to catch a Pikachu.

However, this story about Reddit user thestarsarewaiting meeting Trevor Noah on a bench in New York City, might be one of the best yet.


The level 19 trainer *ahem* was out by Riverside Park, along the Hudson River, when she spotted two lures not too far away. For the inexperienced, lures are not a type of Pokémon, but are items that people can purchase, which draw in Pokémon to a certain area.

She went to sit down on a park bench in between the two lures. She explains "While searching for a nearby Pidgey, I looked to my left and sitting on the other side of the bench is Trevor Noah, swiping for Pokémon on his iPad."

However, the Daily Show host had a Pokétip for this Redditor. Instead of trying to "Catch them all" himself, he informed her there was a rare Pokémon nearby. He looks over at her and tells her, "You know there's a Scyther right over there."

The conversation doesn't end there though, as the two actually begin to talk about the Pokémon they have already caught for 20 minutes. As it turns out, she also discovered that Noah set the lures to try and catch some Pokémon while on break. Looks like he caught her as well.

No word on who or if the Scyther was caught. Read her full story below.

"So I took a Pokérun down Riverside park to get some water types (along the Hudson river for non-NYC folks) and spotted a park with two lures just an avenue away. Naturally, I ran over there while tracking on my screen and sat down on a park bench optimally located between the lures. While searching for a nearby Pidgey I looked to my left and sitting on the other side of the bench is Trevor Noah, swiping for Pokémon on his iPad. He looks at me, looks at my phone, and goes, 'you know there's a Scyther right over there.' I, trying not to freak out because I love him and the Daily Show, then continue to chat with him about the Pokémon I've caught. Come to find out, it was him who set the lures in the first place so he could catch em all on his break. He was incredibly nice and very into the game, and had successfully caught that killer Scyther that ran away from me (so was probably above my level 17).

tl;dr I chilled in a park near his studio and played/chatted with Trevor Noah for like 20 minutes."


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