‘Pokémon Go’ Is Sending Players To Police Stations And Other Unexpected Places To Catch ‘Em All

Yesterday marked the release of Pokémon Go, the new mobile augmented reality game that lets you catch Pokémon in the real world, and it seems to be a big hit. So much so, that it’s causing some amusing issues in the real world.

See, Pokémon Go actually reads your phone’s map data, and has certain Pokémon and important items pop up at real-life landmarks. This has caused some of these locations to become swamped with wannabe Poké trainers. It became such a nuisance at once Australian police station, they issued a statement on Facebook.

Another oddity is that the game seems to have a thing about sending gamers to church, with tons of critters popping up around places of worship. Hey, considering some of the online dialogue between gamers, I’m sure a few of them have a few sins they could confess.

So, what’s with all the churches? Pokémon Go probably isn’t trying to convert anybody – the makers of the game likely just figured police stations and churches would be relatively safe places for people to congregate. Nintendo doesn’t want to be sending kids down any dark alleys. But don’t worry, you don’t have to go to church to catch ’em all. Immature heathens can also catch a quick Psyduck on the toilet.

Anybody out there downloaded Pokémon Go? How’s your Poké quest going so far?

(via Kotaku)