A tourism company catches some of the waves of popularity of Pokémon GO by filming a hilarious “prank” video to promote tourism to the city of Basel, in the northern area of Switzerland. The video shows a van with three pranksters dressed up as Pikachu driving around looking for Pokémon GO trainers to throw a giant inflated Pokéball at them. Considering all the news of Pokemon GO players getting into accidents due to being recklessly unaware of their surroundings while playing the game on their phones, this made the Pokémon GO “drive-by” prank attacks that much more fun to watch.
Key tourist areas in the city of Basel are shown in the video. The Basel Tourism agency’s website also includes information on an upcoming Pokémon Festival in September as well as special offers and relevant Pokémon GO information trainers could benefit from when traveling to Basel’s attractions like the Basler Münster cathedral along the Rhine River, the Basel Football Club Stadium, the Middle Rhine bridge, and Tinguely Fountain.