By: Kim Bellware
A fat and sleepy pocket monster prompted a weekend scene in Taiwan that resembled what you might imagine the Apocalypse to look like.
The video, which has not been verified, purports to show Pokemon Go trainers, as players are called, snarling traffic trying to chase down the Snorlax in nearby Beitou Park.
The game's dedicated ― and distracted ― fans have frequently wandered into trouble in their pursuit of the pocket monsters.
At least 350 Taiwanese motorists have been fined for playing the game while on motorbikes since the game's release, according to Agence France-Presse.
"Catch the rare creatures, but don't let accidents catch up with you!" Taiwan's Premier Lin Chuan said via Facebook shortly after the game was released.
In the U.S., two California men fell off a cliff trying to catch Pokemon. In mid-July, New Yorkers caused a stampede in Central Park while ― much like their Taiwanese counterparts ― chasing an ultra-rare Pokemon.
This is how the world ends: not with a nuclear disaster or crater crashing into the earth, but with a stampede of Pokemon Go trainers.