20 Pets Who Can Totally See Pokémon. For Real.

It’s finally here. Niantic’s eagerly awaited Pokémon Go game has now been released in the U.S., and it’s had the nation obsessed with catching its many monsters ever since. Perhaps it’s not just people who have caught the Pokémon bug, either: photos have started to surface from players around the world suggesting that animals might be in on the game too. What’s more, it looks like many of these clever creatures might actually be able to see Pokémon in real life! So could your furry friend be the key to catching that elusive Nidoqueen or Dragonair?

Take this clever pooch, for example. It’s often said that dogs have a sixth sense, and this one definitely looks like it can sense something we humans can only see on our smartphones. Unfortunately for the Weedle, though, this also looks like a dog ready for its dinner.

There’s a snake in the house – well, a slithering Ekans, at least. Not to worry, though: this kitty has the situation sussed, and it’s just biding its time before the pounce.

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“My cat found this Ballsprout in the park,” wrote this proud pet owner, who has also quite controversially decided to tether their feline to a leash. Just in case it takes off in chase of a nearby Pokémon, of course.

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“Rat and Cat,” quipped this player, who is clearly sneaking in a little Pokémon play at work. The office cat, meanwhile, is treading very carefully around its new colleague.

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This dog was just enjoying its walk when all of a sudden a Growlithe appeared in its path. And now it looks like there’s going to be a bit of a stand-off, with neither animal moving out of the way. Only one of them can use Flash Fire, though…

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Cats and goldfish have been mortal enemies since the beginning of time. Cats and Goldeen, however, are only just getting to know each other. And actually this flying Pokémon fish looks like it’s finally put the feline race in its place: the kitty in the cupboard looks positively terrified.

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Here’s another dog whose had their walkies scuppered by a pesky Pokémon. The lead was on and everything was going to plan – but then this pooch spotted a Squirtle at the back door, and before long, balls were flying.

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Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Eevee, of course.

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This dog has a Bellsprout firmly in its sights. It better be careful where it pokes its snout, though: it might look like a harmless plant, but this particular Pokémon can be pretty poisonous indeed….

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Here’s one bird who looks less than happy about the prospect of sharing its cage with a Psyduck. No wonder it’s flown in, then, to put this Pokémon in its place.

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Who left the hutch open and let the Weedle in? This little bunny doesn’t know quite what to make of its new companion; cleverly, though, it’s staying well back from that pointy stinger.

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Pokémon have also been causing chaos at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre near to Sheffield, England. And here’s the proof from the center’s marketing manager Louise Larcombe, who shared this photo, captioned “Lemurs running away from a Zubat at the tropical butterfly house.”

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This bunny knows there’s a Bulbasaur in the room: it’s just figuring out what to do next. For now, though, hiding behind the chair seems like the best idea.

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There’s a Pidgey on this pooch, and it looks like it can definitely see or feel it there, too. Let’s just hope it can’t feel the barrage of Poké Balls about to be winged its way.

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Here’s a furry duo who have joined forces against a much bigger threat: they’ve sniffed out a Squirtle in their back yard. And no way is it getting in; after all, they might just get wet.

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We don’t blame this cautious canine for being apprehensive about the Poliwag in the room. After all, how often do you see a tadpole that big – and on land, to boot?

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Make room for the Rattata. These two furry friends have been rudely interrupted by a Pokémon imposter. And while the Yorkie seems unperturbed, its friend looks positively terrified.

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This poor little hedgehog is being haunted by a ghostly Gastly. And we wouldn’t be surprised if there were some pretty poisonous horrors lurking behind that door, either… Watch out, spiky one!

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It looks like this Pidgey is trying to hitch a ride on horseback. There’s no fooling this equine, though: its Pokémon sensor is on high alert.

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“There’s a Zubat in my kitchen!” wrote this Bored Panda user. But they needn’t worry: it looks like this guard dog is taking its duties very seriously.

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