The world has been taken over by the Pokémon Go phenomenon, causing the servers to fry and leaving users tearing out their hair when the app crashes. But what other problems have Twitter users been posting about since the game was launched?
News was shared earlier this week that a dead body was found by a teenager looking for Pokémon, and that armed robbers have used the game to lure prospective victims to secluded spots to take full advantage. Two men have also been reported to have walked off a cliff while searching for the additions to their team.
But despite these worrying developments, there have been some funny and bizarre issues arising from the game. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best first-world predicaments shared on Twitter using #PokemonGoProblems.
Here’s some of the funniest:
What? Why do her balls keep freezing — it’s summer in Canada, no? Oh, right, she’s talking about her Pokeballs. Why wasn’t that clear?
What did this guy expect when he wondered through a field at night? Snakes in the grass would be the first thing I’d be worried about, not trouser snakes.
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Since when did Pokémon Go become something you could get a ticket for? This guy’s got a long way to go before becoming a Pokémaster.
Did he not read the signs all over the place?
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Finally, becoming a professional trainer is actually a thing now. This is an exerpt from an advert taken out on Craigslist offering Pokémon catching services for $20 an hour. The cheek:
“About me: Also known as ‘Golbat-chan’ on sites like 4chan and imgur, I am a 24-year-old lifelong Pokémon enthusiast who wants to help YOU become the very best.
“My services are simple: I will walk around in 1-4 hour shifts signed in to your account capturing every single Pokémon I come into contact with, activating every Poké Stop I pass and walking nonstop to help hatch your eggs. I’ll even send you hourly updates while you’re at work/class/on a hot date informing you of any really exciting things I’ve come across for you. Pokémon training help, gym battles and strategy tips are also included, if requested.”
If you’re worrying about Pokémon Go on a ‘hot date’, or using the phrase ‘hot date’, you might want to re-evaluate your life.
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