The public’s obsession with Pokémon Go has pretty much led to all-out craziness in the streets, and 21-year-old Michael Baker is lucky to even be alive.

The Forest Grove, Ore., resident was playing the wildly popular smartphone app around 1 a.m. Monday when he saw another man who he thought was joining him in his quest to catch ’em all. He was sorely mistaken.

“I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokémon Go. He was like ‘what?’ I guess he wanted to battle because he came up at me with a knife,” Baker told KPTV.

That’s when Baker got stabbed.

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“Right after I was stabbed, I continued my mission to Plaid Pantry for my mission for chips and beer,” Baker said.

Baker got eight stitches in his shoulder as a result of the attack. Does he plan on slowing down on the Pokémon Go-ing anytime soon?

“No, it’s important to me. I gotta basically catch them all,” he said.

He was trying to catch ’em all, but ended up catching a knife to the back and is lucky to be alive KPTV Screenshot

Richard Thompson is an associate editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @RThompson_91 

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