U.S. Military Warns Pokemon Players: Be Careful

Posted August 1, 2016 at 5:32am

Stars and Stripes  reports that “Military officials are urging U.S. personnel to exercise caution when hunting Pokemon characters on military bases in Japan.”  

“Smartphone-wielding servicemembers and their families have been searching for the cute critters on American facilities since ‘Pokemon Go’ — the hit augmented-reality game in which players explore real-life locations to capture virtual pocket monsters, or Pokemon — went live in the country last week.”  

“That’s a concern for officials who don’t want Poke-hunters wandering into spots where military vehicles are maneuvering or areas where inattention could put lives at risk.”