Such was the number of Pokémon fans that the Hasselt inner ring had to be closed for a time causing traffic chaos in the centre of the city.
The Pokémon fans had congregated around the Pokéball as they believed that they would be able to catch a special Pokémon figure there.
However, the whole thing turned out to be a publicity stunt by a local discotheque. Inside the Pokéball was a DJ that played a one-hour set for those that had gathered. In the meantime, the traffic was diverted.