Believe it or not, Donald Trump will not have the strangest hair at the Republican National Convention. That's right, Trump will have to share the stage with some far stranger beings: Pokémon! According to Yahoo News, the RNC is a Pokémon Go gym. So even The Donald may have difficulty holding the audience's attention when he takes the stage to accept the party's nomination for president on Thursday night.
Over the last year, Trump has proven to be nearly unparalleled in his abilities to capture Americans' attentions. However, he may have met his match in Pokémon Go. Yahoo News reported that just hours after its U.S. release on July 6, the game was at the top of iPhone app sales charts, and Nintendo has raked in over $70 million in profits from it — even a presidential candidate would struggle to raise that much money in such a short period of time.
However, both presidential candidates have attempted to capitalize on the Pokémon Go craze. Hillary Clinton told supporters Thursday, "I don't know who created Pokemon Go, but I'm trying to figure out how we get them to have Pokemon Go to the Polls."
Donald Trump went so far as to create a Pokémon Go-themed video attacking his opponent, which was posted to his Facebook page on July 14. The video shows Clinton as a Pokémon character, unsurprisingly named, "Crooked Hillary," and described as "often found lying to the American people, rigging the system and sharing TOP SECRET emails."
So which Pokémon will Republicans have to share the stage with in Cleveland this week? Apparently, there were some common species found in the arena, like Pidgey, Weedle, Spearow, and Drowzee, but for those of you out there who are looking for something rarer, apparently there's also a Gastly and an Abra floating around, as well as a Flareon and Hypno near the podium at the Cleveland Cavaliers stadium, where the party is holding the convention.
The RNC is sure to be an entertaining event, made all the moreso by the party's nominee. However, if anyone at the convention loses interest in one of the many speeches about "Making America Great Again," at least they'll have lots of Pokémon Go battles occupy themselves with.
Now the only question is which team will win control of the RNC-arena-turned-Pokémon-gym.