What was the most popular Google search in the world for 2016?
Google recently revealed the most popular searches in 2016, and the viral sensation Pokémon GO was the top search worldwide this year. Pokémon GO was a summer phenomenon, as players strolled across cities and landmarks in search of Pokemon. It set an Apple App Store record for the most downloads during its first week of availability. Apple’s iPhone 7 was the second most popular global search in 2016, followed by President-elect Donald Trump. In the U.S., Powerball was the most popular search, followed by Prince, Hurricane Matthew, and Pokémon GO.