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Razer's new Pokemon Go app lets you chat up fellow trainers

The gaming manufacturer has a new messaging app that lets Pokemon trainers find like-minded players of the wildly popular location-based game.

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Everyone is jumping on the bulging Pokemon Go bandwagon, with a dating app, a potential feature film and now a messaging app in the offing.

Gaming manufacturer Razer's new RazerGo app for Android, iOS and internet browsers enables Pokemon trainers to chat with other users based on a set radius. It sounds like Grindr, really.

The radius can be set from between 3 miles (5 km) to 600 miles (1,000 km) for roadtrippers. You can toggle between public, team or whisper modes and you can proudly show off your team color. Razer says you'll also soon be able to drop "beacons" on the app's own map to unlock a localized chat room.

Razer says the apps and website will go live sometime today, July 20, which is timed to coincide with Razer's first "Guided Pokecrawl" tonight.

The Pokecrawls will begin at the RazerStore in San Francisco around 6 p.m. and will include promotions in the store as well as lures to attract Pokemon.