South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone predicted Pokemon Go in a 1999 episode. Their season 3-11 episode called “Chinpokomon,” introduced a seemingly harmless fad that was actually a recruitment strategy for the Japanese army.
It was ‘basically a Pokémon Go episode‘. Stone jokingly said the makers of the popular game “ripped off” their thing in a recent interview.
And here’s a little creator conversation about the game from a few years ago