'Pokémon Go’ News: Players Experienced Robberies, Found Dead Bodies & Embarked On Bizarre Adventures

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Exeggcute have taken over my neighborhood
Exeggcute have taken over my neighborhood iDigitalTimes

The mobile phenomenon has only been out for a few days, but some players have already started getting into some major trouble. When you play Pokémon Go , you don’t really pay attention to the outside world.

Players are urged when they first start the game to be aware of their surroundings. It’s common sense that looking down at your phone to catch Bulbasaurs is extremely dangerous, but sometimes players get caught up trying to catch a Jigglypuff and then get hit by a car because they didn’t look both ways before crossing.

Here are two epic fails that players have experienced while playing Pokémon Go in just these past couple of days:

  • In O’Fallon, Missouri , cops are looking for a group of robbers targeting Pokémon Go players. Four suspects were arrested on Sunday morning with a handgun in their possession. These robbers installed a Lure Module at a Pokestop to try and attract potential victims.

  • A woman in Wyoming found a dead body while looking for Pokemon. While searching around her town, Shayla Wiggins decided to check out a river to see if she could find any water Pokemon. Instead, she found a dead body floating in the water.

  • A man caught a Pidgey while his wife was in labor. A snapchat went viral on reddit, when Bringther1ot posted a picture with the caption “when your wife is about to have a baby and a Pokemon shows up and you have to low-key catch it…” I have to give him props for the commitment, but those rats with wings are everywhere. If you are going to invade your wife’s privacy, it has to be for at least a Pikachu.

  • Some Pokemon trainers have even gone to extreme lengths to secure gyms for their team. One couple even kayaked to the middle of a lake just to secure a gym for team blue. Now that’s dedication to the cause, though I’m a Zapdos fan myself.

Thankfully, nobody has yet to actually get into a documented car accident from Pokémon Go , but that doesn't mean it isn’t possible. A viral article about a man causing a giant traffic accident because he was busy catching a Pikachu went viral, though the article was deemed a hoax . Still, it resonated with the Pokemon fanbase because #dontpokemongoanddrive soon started trending on social media.

Be safe out there guys. Pokémon Go is a super fun game but the outside world doesn’t stop existing just because you are stuck in a heated gym battle with a Fearow.

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