Social media has been flooded with Pokémon Go posts and memes. It seems that Nintendo has hit a home run with its free-to-play, location-based augmented reality mobile game.
Pokémon Go is a mobile game available for download on Android and iOS devices. The game uses your phone’s GPS and clock to identify where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “materialize” around you, giving you the opportunity to catch them.
As you travel, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on your location and the time of day.
The purpose of the game is to motivate you to travel around the world to catch virtual Pokémon. Although a fun experience, it is turning out to be quite dangerous as well.
A French man was arrested for unintentionally entering an Indonesian military base and two men hunting for Pokémon in California, walked off a cliff while fully engrossed in the game.
If you truly do have to catch them all, you should pay attention to your surroundings, avoid trespassing and driving while trying to capture the digital creatures.
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