First Pokémon caught in War-Zone

Gamifizierte Kriegsführung ist nichts neues, Augmented Reality-Pokémon im Kampf gegen Daesh allerdings schon. Oder wie's Molly Crabapple formuliert: „The Future“. Und ja, das Ding ist echt.

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Und apropos Pokémon: Playing Pokemon Go is becoming dangerous.

the game has also induced people to post pictures of themselves on social media chasing creatures in all sorts of dangerous situations.

Zubats and Paras have appeared on car dashboards. Caterpies have been spotted at intersections . Police in Darwin, Australia, have even asked players not to waltz into their station, which of course is a Pokestop in the game. “You don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs,” the Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services says on its Facebook page.

Ankle injuries, mishaps with revolving doors and walking into trees have been among the painful results.