Australian Police Issue Warning to Pokemon Go Fans After Trainers Show Up at the Station

Fans of Pokémon are reveling in the first Pokémon game to hit Android and iOS devices, called Pokémon Go, which was released into the world yesterday. Pokémasters everywhere are so enthralled in the mobile game, that they’re actually a) trying to literally enter places featured in the game to gain pokéballs and/or b) forgetting to look up from their phone when they walk and even cross the road. At least, that’s what Australian police have been dealing with for the last 48 hours, because they’ve just issued a warning to Pokémon users trying to enter one of their police stations…

The post reads, “For those budding Pokémon Trainers out there using Pokémon Go – whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokéstop, please be advised that you don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokéballs…It’s also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn’t going anywhere fast. Stay safe and catch ’em all!”

I would LOVE to meet the people who thought they literally had to walk into a Police station to gain pokéballs. I’d also love to meet the officer who had to deal with this so many times yesterday that he/she had to go to his/her boss and beg him/her to make a statement on social media so that he/she could get back to dealing with actual crimes. Whoever he/she is deserves his/her own sitcom as of right now.

But wow. Australian police are making cute jokes about Sandshrews and warning game players to be careful when crossing the street, meanwhile U.S. police are…yeaahhhhh, about that… 🙁

Have you tried out Pokémon Go yet? Is it really that hard to look up from it for a few seconds now and then? Let us know @Smosh!

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