U.S. Military Base Warns on Pokemon Go

Posted July 20, 2016 at 6:31am

Fox News reports that “the ‘Pokemon Go’ phenomenon, which has sparked controversy at sites such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has prompted a safety warning from the U.S. military’s sprawling Joint Base Lewis-McChord.”  

“The free augmented reality game uses Google Maps and a smartphone to overlay reality with digital creatures, or Pokemon. Players use their smartphones to ‘capture’ Pokemon, at real locations using their smartphones and can also ‘train’ their Pokemon to fight other creatures within the game.”  

“However, the phenomenally successful game is fueling public safety fears over distracted pedestrians and dangerous trespassing.”