Reporter Caught Playing Pokemon Go During State Department Briefing on ISIS

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U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby

Asked by a State Department spokesman if he "caught one," the reporter responded, "No, the signal's not very good."

A reporter was caught and publicly called out for playing Pokemon Go during a State Department briefing about the United States' efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

As U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby gave a briefing to gathered reporters, he stopped mid-sentence after noticing the journalist on his phone, seemingly displaying gestures that signified he was playing the viral smart phone app.

"As the secretary said earlier today though, and I think it's an important reminder," Kirby began before pointing out the unidentified male reporter. "You're playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren't you?" he questioned the man.

"I'm just keeping an eye on it," he responded, admitting to playing the game.

Kirby then continued in his address at the podium before calling out the man once more, "Did you get one?" Kirby questioned.

"No, the signal's not very good," the reporter replied.

"I'm sorry about that," Kirby cheekily said before answering an on-topic question from an in-attendance journalist.

Watch the transaction, first reported by The Washington Post, below.

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