“Pokémon GO” has gotten people into some truly weird situations.
Whether it’s driving into a parked cop car or falling off a cliff, it’s clear “Pokémon GO” has led people a bit astray.
Here’s the 10 most bizarre situations we could find from playing “Pokémon GO.”
A man drove into a parked police car while helping his wife play “Pokémon GO.”
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016
“That’s what I get for playing this dumb a** game,” the driver said right after. It just goes to show, don’t “Pokémon GO” and drive.
Source: Associated Press
Speaking of car accidents, a 28-year-old driver smashed his car into a tree because he was distracted playing “Pokémon GO” in Auburn, New York. Just look at that wreckage.
The driver “admitted to actively playing the ‘Pokémon GO’ game while driving causing him to become distracted and run off the roadway into a tree,” the Auburn Police Department statement reads. The driver is alive and well.
Two men had their eyes so glued to their phones playing “Pokémon GO” that they didn’t notice they were about to fall off a cliff! That’s right, an actual cliff.
The men were walking along the bluffs in Encinitas, California when they fell off. One man “fell about 50 feet down the cliff” while the other fell 80 to 90 feet to the beach below. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.
A fire crew also had to save four teens who got lost in a cave while searching for Pokémon.
TURNOUT: 3 Pumps, 2 Rope Rescue units respond to Box to assist 4 people lost in the mines. pic.twitter.com/AONbbZvYI7
— Trowbridge Fire Stn (@Trow_Fire_Stn) July 14, 2016
The teens were reportedly looking for Pokémon in a cave network beneath Box, a small village in Wiltshire, England. Nobody was injured, but it’s probably best to avoid caves while hunting!
It also turns out when you hunt for Pokémon, you can find some unsavory things along the way.
One “Pokémon GO” player found a dead body floating in the river in Riverton, Wyoming. “I was trying to get a Pokémon from a natural water resource,” she said at the time.
And the game can put you in some really terrifying situations too. Two Florida teens were shot at while playing the game in a parked car.
A local man confronted the 16-year-old woman and 19-year-old man (not pictured above) when he saw their car parked in front of his house. The man assumed the two teens were robbing him since he heard one of them say “Did you get anything?”
The man then stepped in front of the car with a gun, prompting the two teenagers to speed toward him. The man fired several shots at the car, but thankfully no one was hurt.
But sometimes “Pokémon GO” lands people in more humiliating situations than dangerous ones. Like when a State Department spokesman called out a reporter for playing during a briefing.
Busted! State Department spokesman John Kirby catches a reporter playing Pokemon Go during a briefinghttps://t.co/aVGRrX0qeM
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 22, 2016
“You’re playing the Pokémon thing right there, aren’t you?”
Unfortunately, the reporter didn’t even end up catching one because the service was bad.
Still, some “Pokémon GO” situations can have a positive impact on the world.
Two players (not the ones pictured above) were wandering around Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb, when they saw a fire on someone’s home deck. Firefighters were able to put out the fire right after the players called 911. Good thing too: a 10-year-old lab was in the house at the time!
“If it wasn’t for that game and the people who were playing it, I absolutely would not have a house or a dog right now,” Randall Bishop, the home’s owner, said.
And a lot of “Pokémon GO” players are finding romance thanks to the game!
“Pokémon GO” player Josue Quinonez told USA Today he met three woman using the app.
It’s not as shallow, it’s more like we have a common interest, we like to go outside and discover new things,” Diaz said. “Discovering new things is so much more dope than ‘I’m going to sit at home and swipe left or swipe right.’”
There’s even a dating website for “Pokémon GO” players.
Just be careful of getting caught in a massive mob, like this one in Central Park when a rare Vaporeon appeared.
A Vaporeon is one of three species an Eevee can evolve to. Since it can be hard to collect enough Eevee to evolve in the first place, and you’re not guaranteed to turn it into a Vaporeon, you can imagine why fans hopped on the chance to catch one!
People have seen a ton of mobs racing to catch Pokémon.
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