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State Department reporter picks wrong time to chase Pokemon

A U.S. State Department briefing isn't the best place to go Pokemon hunting, as one reporter found out on Thursday.

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State Department spokesman John Kirby was updating the press on efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria when he noticed the journalist playing "Pokemon Go."

"You’re playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren’t you?" Kirby asked.

The reporter quickly replied that he was "just keeping an eye on it," according to The Hill.

Later, Kirby asked if the reporter caught a Pokemon.

"No, the signal is not very good" in the room, the reporter answered.

"I'm sorry about that," Kirby replied.

No word yet on the reporter’s identity. He may be laying low for the day.

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