Jul 13th, 2016


Pokemon Go has been in the hands of gamers for a little over a week and already some crazy things have happened to them. From one girl finding a dead body to two Marines helping to arrest a murder suspect, here’s the eight craziest things that have happened to Pokemon Go players.

8. Pokemon Go players are unwelcome at the Holocaust Museum.

This may not come as a big surprise, but the Holocaust Museum doesn’t want people playing Pokemon Go on its premises. The Museum is dedicated to those who lost their lives due to Nazism during the WW2 era, but it also happens to be a PokeStop in the game. The museum has asked players not to play the game and is currently in the process of getting itself removed from the game so players won’t be tempted to pull out their phones.

7. Robbers are using Pokemon Go to target potential victims.

Since the game’s release, there have been numerous reports of robbers using the game to rob unsuspecting Pokemon Go players. The most recent happened in Austin after a man playing the game was robbed at gunpoint while sitting at a bus stop. Two teens in St. Louis were robbed while they were hunting pokemon, too. Just goes to show that you can’t be too safe out there and maybe you shouldn’t wander into any neighborhoods you’re not familiar with, no matter how tempting that PokeStop is.

6. Watch one woman walk through a live weather broadcast as she tries to catch Pokemon!

This happened in Florida. Enough said.

5. Even physical injury hasn’t stopped some players from playing Pokemon Go.

A 22 year-old man refused medical treatment after being stabbed while playing Pokemon Go. The man says he assumed his attacker was playing the game too. Turns out the man just wanted to stab him.

“I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokemon GO. He was like ‘what?’ I guess he wanted to battle because he came up at me with a knife.”

The man has since gotten treatment for the stab wound, which required eight stitches. Ouch. Maybe next time don’t assume everyone is playing Pokemon Go?

4. Sydney apartment residents pelt 300 Pokemon Go players with water balloons.

A group of angry apartment dwellers in Sydney, Australia has retaliated against the Pokemon Go players who show up at their apartment building at all hours of the night. Apparently the residents weren’t too happy about the status of their building as a PokeStop, as they put together quite a few water balloons and pelted more than 300 players in an attempt to deter them from catching ’em all.

3. A girl attempting to catch water pokemon by the Wind River found a dead body. 

Shayla Wiggens was exploring along the Wind River in Wyoming when she stumbled across something that wasn’t quite the dratini she had hoped to find. The body of 28 year-old Jeffrey Day was floating in the river just a few feet from a bridge. Police aren’t sure what happened to Day as the autopsy hasn’t been performed yet, but his death is being considered accidental.

2. Animal shelters are hoping kind-hearted Pokemon Go players won’t mind taking their dogs for a walk, too.


An animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana is hoping to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze by asking players who are hunting down Pokemon to take their dogs with them on their adventures. The staff director says he got the idea after watching droves of people all over the city wandering around trying to catch ’em all.

1. Two Marine veterans playing Pokemon Go unwittingly helped catch a man wanted for attempted murder.

Turns out playing Pokemon Go can apparently help you catch wanted people, too! Two Marine veterans were playing the game in Fullerton, California in order to catch Pokemon. The duo says they were waiting on the game to unfreeze when they noticed a suspicious man carrying a fake plastic rose and approaching children. After the man touched the child, the two Marines stepped in. Some advice from one of those Marines? Pay attention.

“If I hadn’t looked over to my left and seen this guy who looks out of place, I could have missed it. The best thing I can say: Remind yourself that you are not in the phone playing the game. Look around and be more aware.”