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Gotta eat them all: Poke-burgers in Australia drive people nuts

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by August 23, 2016 General

Just when you thought that the Pokemon craze was over, one eatery in Australia has just proved that the you are wrong. A Sydney eatery has limited edition Pokemon burgers from the Hashtag Pokeburger Pop-up store.

An Instagram post read: “The boys behind@downnout_ have done it! Not only are these some of the best looking burgers ever, they taste awesome as well. For a limited time only they’re going to be dishing out a limited number of these amazing things daily so you’re going to want to get in early!”

As of now there are three versions available – the Pikachu burger, Charmander burger and Bulbasaur burger. The burgers cost $15 each and will available for two weeks. The complete list of ingredients is unknown but according to people in the know, the Charmander is spicy with a lot of cheese, the Bulbasaur is grassy and cleaner and tastes like a Big Mac while the Pikachu has ‘tiger fries’ through it.

In the past a few weeks, Pokemon Go had been breaking one record after another and in less than a month following its launch, it became the most downloaded mobile game in modern history, according to a series of reports from various app/market intelligence firms.

But it was more than the raw number of downloads that caused concern for investors and executives from the world’s mobile giants.

In essence, Pokemon Go was borrowing a lot of active users and a large portion of their mobile usage time from giants such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter.

As it turns out, however, more recent numbers show that Pokemon Go has started to lose some of its inertia.

A fresh Bloomberg report quotes analysts from Sensor Tower, Apptopia, and Survey Monkey, all of which claim that the location-based augmented reality game is currently losing daily downloads, active users and in-app time.

For the moment, developers Niantic have no cause for concern; their app is still a hit in multiple corners of the world and their current numbers are still very impressive, especially so for a new product.

In the US, the bloom is off the game. It is still sitting atop the top grossing chart as it has for some time, but no longer among the top 10 free apps in downloads, possibly because darn near everyone who wants it already has it.

But while it may no longer be the all-encompassing phenomenon it was in July and early August in the US, it is as big as ever in some other countries – maybe even bigger, if that’s possible.

Pokemon Go is still number one mobile game in Singapore.

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