In 2016 more people Googled “What is Pokemon Go?” than “What is Brexit?Euro 2016 was the thing the UK wanted to know the most about in 2016 and as Pokemon Go took over the summer, “What is Pokemon Go?” was the most asked “What is?” question of the year according to the internet giant, ahead of “What is Brexit?” and “What is the single market?”
Google search is the world’s most commonly used search engine, with the site said to deal with around two trillion searches each year.
Pokemon Go was also second in the top trending searches list behind the Euros, with David Bowie in third and Donald Trump fourth.
The EU referendum was sixth on the list, just behind Prince, while Alan Rickman, the Olympics, US election and superhero comedy Deadpool completed the top ten.
Brexit did however top the news events list, a ranking that also included the redesign of Toblerone in its top ten.
Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle was the most searched for famous woman of the year, Google revealed, with UFC star Conor McGregor top of the men’s list. Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba was the most searched for football player.
Politics also dominated the “Where is?” list as “Where is Brussels?” was the biggest search ahead of “Where is my polling station?”