Pokemon Go – The body count

The brain eating capabilities of Pokemon Go get more obvious every day. Here is a handful of today’s most significant evidence, only 9 days into the Pokemon Go era.

First from the Watch Where You’re Going Department:

2 California men fall off edge of ocean bluff while playing ‘Pokemon Go’ – LA Times


On Wednesday, firefighters rescued two men who fell several stories off the crumbling sandstone bluff in Encinitas, according to authorities. The men, who were in their early 20s, were playing “Pokemon Go” at the time and likely were led to the cliff when they were trying to catch characters, said Sgt. Rich Eaton of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.


One man fell 75 to 100 feet. As firefighters rescued the man, they found the second man unconscious 50 feet down the bluff, said Battalion Chief Robbie Ford of the Encinitas Fire Department. Both were taken to area trauma centers and suffered moderate injuries, he said.


The men, according to firefighters, had crossed a fenced area to get to the bluff.

 And here from the You Should Know Better Bureau:

Pokémon Go player crashes his car into a tree

Auburn Police responded to an accident around 10:45 p.m. ET to find a vehicle that had gone off the road and struck a tree. The driver admitted to actively playing the Pokémon Go game while driving, which caused him to be distracted.

And now presenting, Pokemon Go, The Spiritual Pilglrimmage:

Glitch turns seaside South Korean city into ‘holy land’ of Pokémon Go | The Verge


There’s a lovely little seaside town in South Korea called Sokcho, about a two-hour bus ride away from Seoul, where you can lay on the beach and have some fried chicken and beer delivered by foot. But this idyllic summer spot is being visited by a new type of tourist: the pokémon master. Besides being a popular getaway, Sokcho is the only place in South Korea country where the popular app works.


Stay tuned for more

By | 2017-05-21T16:30:53+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Pokemon Go Wacko|Comments Off on Pokemon Go – The body count