The latest Pokémon game for smartphones is taking users on an unexpected adventure. True, the objective of the game is to find a Pokémon, not exactly go sightseeing, but that doesn’t mean players won’t end up in some of the creepiest places while playing the game.
Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that encourages players to go out and (sort of) expand their horizons. You have to go around to play the game in the first place. This is the only way you will be able to find Pokémon and catch them.
The goal is to find as many of these Pokémon as you can. You will know that a Pokémon is within your sights because your smartphone will vibrate to alert you. Once you see it, you have to work quickly to “take aim” at the Pokémon using your touch screen. Once you’ve done that, you can throw a Poké Ball in order to catch it. You have to work quickly, however, as the Pokémon might run away.
At the same time, Pokémon GO has number of PokéStops for you to check out. These stops allow players to collect more Poké Balls as well as other items. These PokéStops usually refer to some places of interests within your area. They can include historical landmarks, monuments and public installations. As some players have found out, though, there are times when the stops refer to spots that are just creepy.
One user found that a possible PokéStop was actually an abortion memorial. Meanwhile, another one was located in grave dedicated to victims of the yellow fever epidemic back in 1855. Still, another user found himself in front of the Church of Scientology. On the other hand, a player in New York found the 9/11 Memorial Pool at Ground Zero to be a PokéStop.
Amusingly, one man recently found a Pokémon at a gay bar.
Nope. Ain't goin to this pokestop pic.twitter.com/ZomPLBrqew
— Gab (@gablandicho) July 6, 2016
My nearest Pokemon Gym is right through this overgrown thicket. It's….oh….ohhhh… pic.twitter.com/0u6lJurY4U
— Minovsky (@MinovskyArticle) July 7, 2016
— Adam Fletcher (@PezRadar) July 9, 2016
— Erica (@bigratsgoboom) July 7, 2016
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) July 9, 2016