“You can say we are poor, we don’t have the money to go abroad [to where Pokémon is available],” said Yang, who has been a big fan of Pokémon and Pokémon games since childhood. “But we just wanted to play and look at the virtual world.”
But the group also sent out a chilling warning on Chinese social media about Taiwan, their next target. “When the Taiwanese server becomes available, we will team up and prevent [people from other countries to] take over gyms there. Because Taiwan is China’s,” said Yang.