Dad catches a Pokemon as his wife waits to give birth

Have you heard about the new game that's taking Australia by storm?

It's called Pokemon Go, and it's played via app while interacting with the real world.

As Fairfax Technology writer Tim Biggs described, "Using GPS and internet services, Pokemon GO turns the whole world into a Pokemon region map and, just like in the traditional games, different Pokemon live in different places."

Game trailer: Discover Pokemon GO!

Pokémon GO opens a universe of Pokémon to find, catch, trade, and battle on your iPhone or Android device!

What's more, the cute characters are animated into your surroundings using your phone's camera – so when viewed through your camera, it can seem that the Pokemon are right in the room with you.

That's how an Aussie dad found himself capturing a Pokemon in a very unusual place: on his wife's hospital bed as she waited to go in for a caesarean this week.

Jonathan Theriot took to Imgur to post the image of him about to catch a 'Pidgey' as his wife Jessica lay on the bed.

"As soon as it popped up, I was like, oh my gosh, there's a Pidgey sitting on your bed!" Theriot told Buzzfeed. "So I screenshotted it then caught it and showed it to her."

While some Imgurians criticised Theriot for being distracted by the game while waiting for the birth of their third daughter, he wasn't worried – and neither was his wife.

"She just kind of laughed at it," he said. "It was primarily an eye roll once she realised what I was doing."   

Naturally, Imgur users suggested the baby be called 'Pidgey', but the couple weren't so keen on that idea.
 
Instead, on Thursday morning they welcomed Ireland Sage Theriot.

Congratulations to the family!