Pokémon Go came out less than two weeks ago, and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it has already changed the world in many ways since. Twenty years after the franchise first launched, Pokémania is everywhere again. From causing stampedes to giving robbers new ways to lure victims to getting people outside into the sunshine, the game has had all sorts of ripple effects that nobody could have foreseen.
Listed below are fifteen real life incidents that have happened while playing Pokémon Go, good and bad.
MAN QUITS JOB TO BECOME FULL-TIME POKÉMON GO PLAYER
Tom Curry from New Zealand has gone and done something all of us dream of doing but probably won’t ever have the balls to do. He quit his job so that he could become a full-time Pokémon Go player for the next two months, during which time he will be embarking on a tour across New Zealeand. He’s already caught 90 Pokémon (at the time of writing this feature). “I wanted to have an adventure,” he says. “I have been working for six years and I was desperate for a break. And Pokémon gave me the chance to live that dream.”
This man will be the very best, like no one ever was.