'South Park' Creators Predicted 'Pokemon Go' in 1999 Episode | NBC 7 San Diego

Pictures, videos and articles from the convention center

'South Park' Creators Predicted 'Pokemon Go' in 1999 Episode



    Monica Garske
    The school bus from "South Park" was among the many props from the long-running series that lined the streets outside of San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2016.

    "South Park" co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been getting the same question over and over on the eve of the premiere of the show's 20th season: When are they going to do a "Pokemon Go" episode?

    Their answer? They already did ... 17 years ago.

    Parker and Stone on Friday at Comic-Con said their season 11 episode "Chinpokomon," in which a seemingly harmless fad is actually a recruitment strategy for the Japanese army, is basically a "Pokemon Go" episode already.

    Stone laughed that the app-based phenomenon "ripped off" their thing.

    "South Park" has a big presence at the annual fan convention with an art exhibit and a massive mock-up of the cut-out town outside the convention center.

    Season 20 starts airing on Comedy Central on Sept. 14.