Some people have taken the Pokemon Go message of ‘catching ’em all’ to a whole new level and are venturing into some very inappropriate locations
The craze surrounding the augmented reality app is refusing to die down any time soon, and people are still exploring their cities in the hunt for the rarest Pokemon out there.
The trouble is, this new social trend is making some people forget the essentials of normal society – meaning their adventures end up in pretty inappropriate places.
In the words of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, Pokemon trainers were “so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should”.
Here’s some places and situations where you could catch some Pokemon – and yet probably shouldn’t.
In the cemetery
— Amrit Singh (@MrASingh) July 22, 2016
Anyone who remembers the old-school Gameboy adventures will be familiar with the Pokemon’s universe often creepy love of the undead, ghost-buildings and graveyards (the Lavender Town music still being the source of many people’s nightmares).
But still, launching Poke-balls at mourners in the hope of catching a Ghastly may not be the best idea.
At a concert
Not the Pokemon Rihanna!!! 😩 pic.twitter.com/GA8qUpAwj5
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) July 24, 2016
If you’ve paid your money to see a Barbadian pop star, then she wants to make sure you’re paying attention. Rihanna recently gave her fans some stern words at a show in the French city of Lille.
Speaking during the performance about the use of phones, Rihanna requested:
“I don’t want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don’t want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this bitch.”
An Instagram user also recently shared a video of a woman in the front row at a Beyonce gig – who was taking some time out to search the area for potential Zubats. The game is the game.
During your partner’s labour
Pregnancy and the prospect of fatherhood can be a daunting time for any man, but that didn’t stop Texan Jonathan Theriot attempting to catch himself a Pidgey while his wife, Jessica, was giving birth in hospital last month.
Surely, raising children is a far more interactive and detailed version of Pokemon than the augmented reality app?
Behind the wheel
Don't Pokemon and drive. 🙈 #2016 pic.twitter.com/L7QrsRkQGw
— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) July 20, 2016
We see you, drivers – dicing with potential calamity while trying to get the Paras currently sitting on your steering wheel.
At a wedding
I was at my cousin's wedding today and some random person walked into the church BECAUSE THERE WAS A POKEMON ON THE ALTER. NO. STOP THAT.
— Kaylin Nelson (@KaylinNelson13) July 16, 2016
We imagine it could be quite off-putting to a nervy wedding party, half-way through their marriage vows, to suddenly be interrupted by a rampaging Team Rocket making their way up the aisle.
However, a cool couple will know that adding a splash of Nintendo to your wedding is no bad thing.
At a protest
— Catch Em All (@CatchThemAlI) July 12, 2016
It may be wise to concentrate on the job at hand, even if your protest location happens to be a particularly competitive poke-gym.
At a government press briefing
American State Department Spokesman John Kirby had to lay the Smackdown on a journalist during his daily briefing addressing the ‘fight against ISIS’. The reporter even has the cheek to complain about his signal.
What a time to be alive.
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