A middle-aged man was seen yesterday repeatedly travelling up a Shinjuku Station escalator “searching for rare Pokémon”.

“As soon as the man reached the top he would take the opposite escalator back down to start the search again,” said one commuter.

“He would wait at the bottom of the escalator until a rare Pokémon would reappear.”

The rare Pokémon would only re-emerge if a woman with a short skirt used the escalator.

“It’s just incredible how the Pokémon are inexplicably linked to skirts,” said the man.

A rather unattractive larger woman wearing a skirt was later seen travelling up the escalator but on this occasion the man couldn’t detect even a hint of Pokémon in the vicinity, rare or otherwise.

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