Pokémon GO

What happens after you catch every Pokémon?

That is, all 142 virtual monsters that users have confirmed seeing in the wild of North America.

So now what?

Off on an international trip to catch the Pokémon elsewhere in the world — underwritten by an international travel company.

Marriott Rewards has offered to sponsor Johnson to go to Europe, Japan and Australia to catch the regionally based Pokémon and finish his collection, he told USA TODAY Friday. A Marriott spokesman confirmed the trip.

Pokemon Go creators update game to be able to issue cheats with permanent ban

Niantic's Pokemon Go website has been quietly updated to include the ban for "violations of the Pokemon Go Terms of Service".

Players have been using phone "jailbreaking" software to get around the game's GPS restrictions.

In doing so, they are able to "catch them all" from any location around the globe, while physically remaining in one place.

The updated Niantic page includes a link to an appeal form for players who believe they have had their accounts wrongly terminated.

Redditors try to get banned on purpose

Dangers of 'Pokemon Go'

Only days after "Pokemon Go" made its long-awaited debut in the country, the nation's temples, schools and the Royal Palace grounds were declared off limits thanks to Thailand's telecoms regulator.

Thakorn Tanthasith, the secretary general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC), said late Tuesday it will be asking Niantic, the company that developed "Pokemon Go," to help keep Pokemon away from four "no-go" zones: government property, religious places, private buildings and dangerous areas like roads and canals.

Swiss city Basel 'reverses' Pokemon Go to boost tourism

The video has had nearly 65m views on Facebook.

Basel Tourism teamed up with marketing agency Fadeout to present a "reverse" Pokemon Go.

Now people are the ones being hunted in a twist on the global gaming craze.

Targeting young people, Basel Tourism told the BBC the video was showing off the city's attractions, such as "the beautiful Old Town, the river Rhine and its bridges".


How to stop playing Pokémon Go

1. The first step is to admit you have a problem. (You do have a problem.)

 When all you see everywhere are Pokémon, perhaps it’s time to take a step back?

2. Pick up your phone. Unlock it. Resist the urge to tap on the icon to launch Pokémon Go.

3. Tap and hold that icon. Stay strong now, you’re almost there.

On iOS release it and hit the small “X”.

 Hit that X and get it over with. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

On Android, drag that object of addiction to the top right and dump it on “uninstall”.

Man shot dead while playing Pokémon Go

Calvin Riley was shot on Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near Ghirardelli Square, the US Park police said. 

A family friend, John Kirby, told local station KGO-TV that Riley and a friend were playing Pokémon Go when Riley was shot.

“From what we know there was no confrontation. There was nothing said back and forth. It was just senseless, just came up and shot in the back and ran away for nothing,” he said.

Pokemon Go launches in 15 Asia-Pacific countries

"Gamers in 15 new countries and regions across Asia and Oceania can now officially download Pokemon Go from the Android Play Store or theApple App Store," the Bangkok Post quoted Niantic, the game's developer, as saying in a stateme

This cybersecurity company kills Pokemon

Citing a concern that Pokemon Go players are wandering into private land and near electrical

equipment, power utility companies in Florida have asked cybersecurity company LookingGlass to pull Pokemon off the map.

"We're now in the business of killing Pokemon," LookingGlass CEO Chris Coleman told CNNMoney on Thursday.

Pokémon GO has officially been banned in Iran

The Iranian High Council of Virtual Spaces – the country's official body that oversees online activity – has prohibited the use of the Pokémon GO app within the country due to unspecified "security concerns," BBC reports.

The Iranian council did not detail why the country has actually banned its citizen from playing the wildly popular game.

Pokémon GO Brazil Release Update: Ahead Of Rio Olympics, Niantic Tells Fans To 'Stay Tuned'

The wildly popular app where people can use their phones to catch animated monsters in the real world hasn't been formally released in Brazil. Niantic and Nintendo, the companies behind the free game, must know fans are getting restless, because they tweeted about the Brazil release date Wednesday.