Man Stabbed While Playing Pokémon Go Skips Hospital Visit to Catch 'Em All

A man got stabbed during a Pokémon Go session on Monday, but refused to visit the hospital so he could keep playing.

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Despite the fact that getting stabbed definitely hurts a whole hell of a lot, one extremely adamant Pokémon Go enthusiast did his best to prove otherwise. Oregon-based Pokémon catcher Michael Baker was traipsing through the Forest Grove area on his leisurely pursuit to catch 'em all when, much to his surprise, he was stabbed by a total stranger.

"I basically risked my life," Baker, who endured the stabbing in the name of Pokémon mastery Monday, toldFOX 12. "I saw [the alleged stabber] go by and asked if he was playing Pokémon GoHe was like 'What?' I guess he wanted to battle or something, because he came at me with a knife."

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Baker, 21, told reporters he decided against immediate medical attention in an effort to continue his quest to become the very best. He also needed some savory nourishment. "Right after I was stabbed, I continued my mission to Plaid Pantry to get chips and beer," Baker said. He eventually had eight stitches put in his shoulder.

This dude seems remarkably chill given the fact that he was stabbed relatively recently, though his admirably calm demeanor could be due to the fact that Pokémon Go has practically invaded the news with similar incidents of peril since its launch. For example, another dude got totally busted for cheating on his girlfriend thanks to the augmented reality game's GPS capabilities. Tragic.

Sick of all the Pokémon Go dissections invading your timeline and/or more interested in immediately treating stab wounds? Don't sweat it. There's already a Google Chrome extension with your name on it.

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