17 photos from around the world that show 'Pokemon GO' is a global phenomenon

"Pokémon GO" is a global phenomenon.

The augmented reality game, which relies on your phone's GPS and camera to create the illusion that Pokémon are all around you, requires that its users venture out into the real world in search of imaginary creatures.

"Pokémon GO" is still in the process of rolling out across the globe, so it's still not available in South America, most of Asia, or Africa. But where it is available - it's everywhere.

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On the streets of New York, it's hard to go anywhere without bumping into someone on the hunt for Pokémon.

On the streets of New York, it's hard to go anywhere without bumping into someone on the hunt for Pokémon.

You can even get a tour through Central Park, where "Pokémon GO" experts will take you to spots filled with rare Pokémon.

You can even get a tour through Central Park, where "Pokémon GO" experts will take you to spots filled with rare Pokémon.

Our own Alex Heath went on one of these tours — check out the photos.

Even Justin Bieber joined in on the fun.

Even Justin Bieber joined in on the fun.

In Australia, players regularly swarm the Sydney Opera House.

In Australia, players regularly swarm the Sydney Opera House.

But here are some folks taking a breather from the chaos. But, yep, you guessed it — they're still playing "Pokémon GO."

But here are some folks taking a breather from the chaos. But, yep, you guessed it — they're still playing "Pokémon GO."

In Melbourne, Flinders Street Station is a popular Pokéstop.

In Melbourne, Flinders Street Station is a popular Pokéstop.

When "Pokémon GO" was released in New Zealand, Elaine Chung and her son Samuel decided to play the game together.

When "Pokémon GO" was released in New Zealand, Elaine Chung and her son Samuel decided to play the game together.

Though "Pokémon GO" isn't officially available in South Korea, there's a town in the northeastern region of the country called Sokcho where the game somewhat miraculously works.

Though "Pokémon GO" isn't officially available in South Korea, there's a town in the northeastern region of the country called Sokcho where the game somewhat miraculously works.

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This has caused a flood of tourists to the area, since there is uncertainty as to whether the game will ever be officially released across the entire country.

This has caused a flood of tourists to the area, since there is uncertainty as to whether the game will ever be officially released across the entire country.

Here, two people in Sokcho offer their "Pokémon GO"-related service, where customers can pay them to walk around and hatch their eggs.

Here, two people in Sokcho offer their "Pokémon GO"-related service, where customers can pay them to walk around and hatch their eggs.

Here, Leo, Adam, and Tom — students at Finchley Catholic School in London — play "Pokémon GO" in Trafalgar Square.

Here, Leo, Adam, and Tom — students at Finchley Catholic School in London — play "Pokémon GO" in Trafalgar Square.

Not too far off are Samantha and Jess, who are doing the same.

Not too far off are Samantha and Jess, who are doing the same.

If you went to Hanover, Germany, you might see a massive crowd like this, all of whom are playing "Pokémon GO."

If you went to Hanover, Germany, you might see a massive crowd like this, all of whom are playing "Pokémon GO."

Thousands of people were out and about when the game was released in Germany, all searching for Pokémon.

Thousands of people were out and about when the game was released in Germany, all searching for Pokémon.

In Tokyo, someone's trying to catch a Pikachu at the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district.

In Tokyo, someone's trying to catch a Pikachu at the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district.

In Japan, every McDonald's is a sponsored Pokéstop, so players can regularly be seen near the golden arches.

In Japan, every McDonald's is a sponsored Pokéstop, so players can regularly be seen near the golden arches.

Because after a long day of Pokémon hunting around the world, sometimes you just need a snack.

Because after a long day of Pokémon hunting around the world, sometimes you just need a snack.

To check if "Pokémon GO" is available in your country, check here.

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