Pokemon Go has taken over smartphones, as well as our common sense. Ever since its groundbreaking release on July 6th the game has taken the industry by storm. In a few weeks, the game surpassed Tinder in downloads & acquired more daily users than Twitter. Now people spend more time catching Pokemon than catching up with loved ones on Facebook. It has become the salvation of Nintendo, as well as the millions of users who are finally venturing outside.
Now that people are being forced to explore, the mayhem has just begun. The thrill of capturing new Pokemons is making people push the limits. Many have crashed their cars, fallen off cliffs & gotten robbed while chasing Pokemons. But that hasn’t deterred millions of players from ignoring reality & continuing their crusade for more Poke balls.
This new mix of urban exploration & Japanese fantasy is creating some exceptional stories. The tales range from genuinely hilarious to downright terrifying. With great pleasure, we have compiled 9 of the most outrageous Pokemon Go escapades. So sit back & prepare to be shocked by the ignorance of humanity.
9 of the Outrageous Pokemon Go Incidents
Incident #1: Sex Offender Paradise
Unbeknownst to many players, they were unintentionally being lured into a nest of sex offenders. In Phoenix, the New Windsor Hotel is a shining beacon for Pokemon Go players. Unfortunately, this remodelled hotel is more than just a historic landmark, it’s a halfway house for registered sex offenders. Pokemon Go players have repeatedly stumbled upon this congregation of 43 sex offenders. It’s only a matter of time before one of them catches more than a Pokemon.
Incident #2: The Perfect Robbery
Criminals are also getting in the spirit by catching Pokemon Go players. Since people are so distracted they will go anywhere to get more Pokemon, even in secluded areas. A group of armed teens in Missouri used beacons to lure players into their trap. Once the clueless players arrived at the beacon, they would relieve them of their smartphones & wallets before moving on to the next victim. Fortunately, the police caught them & confiscated the pistol. But it’s only a matter of time before more robbers tap into this lucrative market of zombie Pokemon players.
Incident #3: Dying for Attention
Just two days after its historic release, one of the players was greeted with a nasty surprise. In an effort to trap a water Pokemon, Shayla Wiggins descended into a river. There she stumbled upon more than just a Pokemon, she found a dead body. So far the body hasn’t been identified, hopefully, it wasn’t another player who forgot to swim while searching for Pokemon.
Incident #4: Church Battles Gay Pokemon
This game has become the perfect platform for LGBT activists to go toe to toe with the Westboro Baptist Church. The infamously intolerant church has become the battleground between gay & devout Christian Pokemon players. The gay activists are trolling the church with Pokemons named “LoveIsLove”. While the church has lashed back with Pokemon of their own, vowing to deal with the “sodomite” invaders.
Incident #5: Home Sweet Home
Now that all churches have become Pokemon Gyms, the games have begun. One Massachusetts resident discovered that his home, a deconsecrated church, had become a gym. He was cued in on the action when dozens of people were aimlessly wandering in his yard.
Incident #6: Woman Gets Stuck In Tree While Searching For Pokémon In Cemetery
A woman from New Jersey was reportedly playing Pokémon Go in a cemetery and somehow ended up stuck in a tree there. Unable to get back down, she had to phone 911 to come and rescue her. Let’s just hope she caught whatever Pokémon was hiding up there. Totally worth it, right?
Incident #7: Two Guys Fall Off A Cliff While Playing
Pokémon Go can be incredibly engrossing, especially for two guys from Encinitas, California. The two were so distracted while playing the game that they fell off a cliff of between 75 to 100 feet. Both of them received injuries from their rough falls.
Incident #8: Editor Brian Shea Falls Down A Hill In Attempt To Catch Magikarp
The two guys above aren’t alone in their misfortune. Our editor Brian Shea took a tumble when he was out looking for Pokémon as well. Unbeknownst to him, he was heading for a hill but his eyes were glued to his phone screen. As he attempted to capture a Magikarp (and, according to him he succeeded), he took a hard fall downward.
Incident #9: Man Mistakes Teens For Burglars And Shoots At Them
A Florida-based man was awakened in his home following a large noise and grabbed his handgun to go outside and investigate. He saw a few teenagers sitting in a car outside his house in the middle of the night and suspected they were scoping out the area to find a home to rob. He approached the front of the vehicle and pointed his handgun at them, demanding that they don’t move a muscle. The two sped off in response, and he shot at the car as they did so. Luckily, no one was injured.