Pokemon Go, developed by Niantic, has taken over my neighborhood, how about yours? Yep, this augmented reality has been the subject of many of memes, and it seem either you love it or you hate it, but there’s no getting away from the fact that this game is changing lives.
12 Scary Things that Have Happened during Pokemon Go
First, it has people not watching where they are going. For example? Yep, people have fallen off cliffs! Not person, people!
— Danielle Van Loon (@daniellevl_) July 20, 2016
Yes, people are getting into actual car crashes due to driving while playing the game.
People are being more active, but at what cost? While people are watching the ticker to ensure their egg has hatched, they’re tripping over ledges, and falling off cliffs.
This is the most pathetic Pokemon Go injury I’ve seen reported. pic.twitter.com/SxyFj04o0u
— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) July 10, 2016
People sometimes need reminders.
— ramel (@itsRamel) July 19, 2016
Pokemon also has questionable spots for catching. Some are insensitive, like this one:
— Trent Horn (@Trent_Horn) July 13, 2016
And yes, it has been reported that two people have actually found dead bodies while looking for Pokemon! Scary, right?
On top of that, there have been robberies reported in Chandler, AZ, Orlando and more! Yes, people can be pured in to get a virtual Pokemon and be robbed!
Since you need to look down at your screen to catch them, you also need to look up too!,Be careful since these darn virtual critters try to run off!
— Phoenix Hy (@Phoenix_Hy) July 8, 2016
Others are a bit unsafe, and even more unsafe when people are biking and driving while playing the game.
So while walking, don’t forget to look up if you hear rustling! These virtual characters aren’t the culprit! It may just be a skunk. Don’t want to run into one of those!
#PokemonGO saved me from a skunk. A venonat appeared and I stopped to catch it. A skunk walks across literally 3 feet away from me. ?
— Valencia (@XVavaliciousX) July 16, 2016
Always be aware of your surroundings, and perhaps bring along a friend for the walk, just in case (and the conversation) while you wait for your phone to vibrate.
Well at least people are connecting, right?
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