It is no shocker that Pokémon Go is a huge hit across the globe, but here is how to safe safe playing Pokémon Go.
The hit game, created by Niantic Inc, gets players to hit the streets to catch Pokémon using an augmented reality map. However, Pokémon Go is a huge distraction for every player, and disaster is right around the corner.
Drove by a park… Had to stop to take this photo of guys playing Pokemon Go at 1:40 AM. This is real life pic.twitter.com/i3sqRzf4zG
— Tina S. (@Teanah) July 9, 2016
Sunset Park is a Pokemon madhouse! EVERYONE is here for the pokemons. pic.twitter.com/cwBzIcx2Bt
— Chris Ainsworth (@driph) July 11, 2016
Players are becoming so immersed in the experience, they are running into trouble, quite literally. Armed Robbers are targeting players and a little girl even found a DEAD BODY while playing the game. Also if curbs, and cracks in the sidewalk don’t get you, then walking into traffic will (as seen below).
— BoyoGraphic (@GameBoyle) July 7, 2016
Niantic, Inc., does include warnings to players about being aware of their surroundings while playing the game.
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office shared the below image on Twitter, making sure you don’t Pokémon-and-drive.
— TN Highway Safety (@TNHSO) July 9, 2016
Another warning, but on a rather comical side.
How to kidnap a 28 year old in 2016 pic.twitter.com/pDbTazgtAf
— Tank.Sinatra (@GeorgeResch) July 10, 2016
Be safe, guys. Don’t Pokémon-and-Drive, look up from your phones to see where you’re going, and always be aware of your surroundings.