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Brilliant Craigslister Offers the “Ultimate Pokémon Go Vehicle” For Sale in Chantilly

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A Craigslister with a keen sense of branding and the cultural zeitgeist is marketing his 1963 AMC Rambler as the “Ultimate Pokémon Go Vehicle.”

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“The Ultimate Pokemon War Wagon,” per the seller.

The seller asks potential buyers to reexamine their Pokémon Go M.O.: “Are you walking around like a fool, trying to catch Pokemon on foot? Loser! You need to get mobile, young Jedi.” Tough, but fair.

For all the Pokémon Go-friendly features, the Chantilly-based car is a steal at $5,500. Indeed, the seller promises “comfortable seating for your whole Trainer team,” along with “360 degree windows” that “allow you to search every direction for Pokémons.” What’s more, the trunk offers “ample space for all your Pokémon tracking gear, plus snacks and punch.” The odometer, clocking in suspiciously at exactly 99,999 miles, is less a cautionary note about the car’s future lifespan than it is a testament to its status as a “Pokémon War Wagon.”

You can find the full posting here. And should you rather have someone else do the driving in your Pokémon Go endeavors, this charitable human is offering his or her services as a Pokémon Go chauffeur across Northern Virginia, water and snacks provided.

Of course, please do not drive and Pokémon.

Staff Writer

Elaina Plott joined Washingtonian in June 2016 as a staff writer. She has written about her past life as an Ann Coulter fangirl, how the Obamas changed Washington, and the rise and fall of Roll Call. She previously covered Congress for National Review. Her writing has appeared in the New York Observer, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar.