Munich’s police have reacted to the sharply increased number of Pokemons on almost every corner of the streets of the Bavarian capital with first arrests, merkur.de reported Thursday, July 14, 2016. They have published above photo of their catch on their official Facebook page. Below is their Facebook post about the Pokemon fever in the Bavarian capital and how to deal with it.
The fever has overtaken the entire population and also amused us (of course, only in our free time).However, we have a couple of points that you should keep in mind:
► Pay attention please, despite exciting tasks in the virtual world on the actually existing road with all its dangers. We do not want that playful successes are overshadowed by more accidents and injured persons.
► Remember, that your mission can lead you to private land or buildings. Many owners do not agree with trespassing. It has also happened in other parts of the world that the police were called, because players hanging out in front yards were mistaken for burglars. Some places, like cemeteries and hospitals are simply inappropriate for playful exploration.
► To persons who are not (yet) familiar with the game, it may appear strange when a single person or a group points their smartphones towards them. They might be under the impression they are being filmed or that photos of them are being taken.
With a little mutual understanding and consideration, there should be nothing in the way of a successful hunt! Have fun.
Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic (owned in part by Nintendo), published by The Pokémon Company, and part of the Pokémon franchise. It was initially released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices, starting with Australasia, the United States, and parts of Europe, with more Asian and other European releases to follow.