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Justin Bieber Plays Pokémon Go on the Streets of NYC, Goes Completely Unrecognized

by Jennifer Drysdale 11:41 AM PDT, July 19, 2016
Playing Justin Bieber Plays Pokémon Go on the Streets of NYC, Goes Completely Unrecognized

Gotta catch 'em all!

It seems nothing can get between a young Pokémon trainer and an elusive Gyarados -- even Justin Bieber.

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The 22-year-old singer played Pokémon Go on the streets of New York City on Monday, and while he chased down a Pokémon surrounded by quite a crowd, not a soul recognized him!

Bieber's pals posted his Pokémon quest to Instagram, showing the pop star sprinting through traffic near Central Park to catch a rare Gyarados.

"When #Gyrados decides to pop up across the street from Central Park and all hell breaks loose! #GottaCatchEmAll @justinbieber," Bieber's pal, Alfredo Flores, posted to Instagram on Monday, along with a video of himself and Bieber chasing Pokémon.

The "Sorry" singer's manager, Scooter Braun, also documented the pandemonium on Instagram, expressing his disbelief with Bieber's ability to go incognito. "This is amazing @johnny lol. @justinbieber and @alfredoflores in nyc looking for Pokemon and no one looks at who is next to them," he wrote.

Bieber isn't the only celeb who’s become obsessed with Pokémon Go. The "Love Yourself" singer joins the likes of Ellen Degeneres, Chrissy Teigen, John Mayer, and Demi Lovato -- who recently opened up about her love for the game.

"You know, I just started [playing] yesterday, and now everyone thinks I am [addicted] because Nick [Jonas] posted a tweet saying we were in a helicopter and I said, 'How the f**k are there no Pokémon up there?'" she said during an interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show last week. "And he laughed at me and then tweeted about it, so everyone's like, 'Oh my gosh, Demi's addicted to it!' and I'm like, 'No, I’m not addicted!'"

"But I did start, and now I am kind of addicted. I'm on Level 4 already, and I got Jigglypuff already!" she admitted.

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But back to Bieber, just before the July 6 release of Pokémon Go, the singer enjoyed a wild 4th of July weekend. See more in the video below.

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