Block Everything Pokemon Go-Related With This Google Chrome Extension

If you're tired of reading about gyms and pokéstops, there's a way out.

Andrew LaSane
15 . 07 . 16

Pokemon Go has officially taken over, but not everyone is on board with the rapidly growing culture of the new augmented reality game. From social media posts to headlines on just about every news site, it may seem virtually impossible to escape the onslaught of game-related content. But if you're one of the few who want out, there is a way. Uproxx reports that someone named Jamie Farrelly has created an extension for the Google Chrome browser called PokeGone, which blocks all mentions of the app from the websites you visit.

The extension is the latest in a long line of solutions for people who don't want any part of whatever is popular at the moment. Trump Filter, the extension whose code Farrelly used to create PokeGone, removes mentions of Donald Trump, while others have worked to silence chatter about Game of Thrones, spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and other pop culture distractions. PokeGone allows users to choose just how sick of the game they are, with settings that control how aggressive the filter is.

At the time of this post, there are just over 300 people using the extension.

[h/t Uproxx]

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