Pokémon GO

Pokemon Go makers face trespassing lawsuit

A man in the US said strangers started lingering outside of his home with at least five people knocking on his door.

The first suit against game makers Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company seeks class action status for others who have had Pokemon stops and gyms placed on their property.

Released on 6 July, the smartphone game has become a global phenomenon.

Pokémon GO creator's Twitter account hacked — Pika, Pikaaaa!

This time, it's Niantic CEO John Hanke, the developer behind the world's most popular game Pokémon GO.
And it seems like Hanke is so busy with its newly launched game Pokémon GO that he hasn't noticed or took any measures against it even after over 12 hours of the hack, as the tweets made by hackers are still displaying on his Twitter timeline (at the time of writing).

Pokemon Go away: Troublesome Sydney Pokestop shut down

Three Pokestops, the game's real-world locations, attracted hundreds of players to a park in inner Sydney.

Nearby apartment residents endured traffic jams, piles of rubbish and noise until the early hours.

The creators of the game are working to remove some real-world locations that do not wish to be included in the mobile game.

"There is loud shouting throughout the night, people dumping rubbish and cigarette butts and constant traffic jams," one of the apartment's residents told the Sydney Morning Herald last week.

Hospitals Say 'Pokemon Go Away'

People have walked off cliffs, into traffic, and into glass doors, while engrossed in the new smartphone game that has become an epidemic. Now, an increasing number of hospitals are concerned about the game leading players into hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Pokémon GO Gets users outside

But, as millions are experiencing the great outdoors, their phones aren’t far from sight.

Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and other characters from the popular ‘90s cartoon “Pokémon" returned in full force July 6 with the launch of the free Pokémon GO smartphone app. To play the game, users follow in the footsteps of the show’s protagonist, Ash Ketchum, by catching and training Pokémon. 


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WTF Is 'Pokémon Go'

To the untrained eye, it might have just looked like more tourists than usual were descending on your town, trying to follow a digital map to their next location. But those playing Pokémon Go could tell what was going on. Since its initial rollout on July 6th, the app already has more Android installs than Tinder, and will soon have more daily mobile users than Twitter.

Hiroshima: Keep Pokemon away from atom bomb memorial

It wants the monsters removed by 6 August, when an annual ceremony is held on the anniversary of the 1945 bombing.

It follows a request by the operators of the Fukushima nuclear plant - highly radioactive after its 2011 meltdown - to keep Pokemon out of its plants.

The wildly popular Pokemon Go was released in Japan on Friday.

Read more: Where might you catch 'em all in Japan?

Pokemon Go: Player claims to have caught all UK characters

A man has claimed to have become the first to catch all the characters available in the UK.

Sam Clark posted an online video showing he had caught 143 virtual characters when playing the game around Southampton and Gosport.

The 33-year-old said he has spent "pretty much every waking hour" on the app since it was launched on 6 July.

Mr Clark said he had lost more than two stone in weight during the process and claimed his final catch was a Lapras found "round the back of Primark".

Nintendo shares plunge on Pokemon profit fears

Nintendo shares dropped by 17.7% after they more than doubled in value since the game's launch on 6 July.

Pokemon Go was developed by US firm Niantic and Nintendo said profits from licensing and fees would be limited.

However, even with the decline, Nintendo shares are still up 60% since the release of Pokemon Go on 6 July.

Public safety fears mount as 'Pokemon GO' craze continues

“Death by Pokemon is coming,” warns Gerry Beyer, Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. “Pokemon users will have all sorts of accidents as they use the program while walking, biking, driving, etc.”

Two men apparently playing the game had to be rescued after falling off a 90-foot ocean bluff in California Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.