Pokémon GO is quickly becoming one of the biggest mobile games released, and it’s not hard to see why. It is a brilliant idea by the minds at Niantic, who have developed ‘augmented reality’ games before with the previous release of Ingress, a game that is somewhat similar in the sense that players are required to move around the area to progress their character.
The free-to-play location-based mobile game has had it’s fair share of issues, with servers constantly being overloaded and having the rollout release halted in a few countries, however some of the stories coming out that players are submitting really do make you snicker.
Man Plays Pokémon Go In Wife’s Delivery Room
Lucky Jonathan Theriot was in the hospital maternity ward while his wife was awaiting the birth of their lucky child. During which, Jonathan decided the best thing to do instead of comforting the mother to his soon-to-be child was to catch Pokémon… not even a good one either.
The image of Jonathan attempting to catch a Pidgey with a menial CP of 25 soon went viral on popular image hosting site Imgur. Jessica Theriot (the lucky sidekick to the Pokémon trainer) claims she wasn’t too bothered with the situation, and their daughter was born hours later. I’d say that’s better than a Pidgey! Hopefully they’ll take her out for some Pokémon hunting soon.
Police Officer Mistakes Pokemon Hunt For Drug Deal
This next story is from Reddit user SlothOfDoom, you can read it here, however we’ll place it down below for you also:
Ok, reportingb [sic] in. Couldn’t sleep so I downloaded the game and took a 3am walk. There is a little park a few blocks from me that had like three pokestops and a gym, so I wandered over there to see what the game could offer. Picked up an Evee outside my house and a couple of trash pokes on the way to the park.
So I get there and wander around a little checking out the stops and rustling around in the tall grass, then decide to go a few blocks away to see a couple more stops when I hear from the darkness a “Yo, my man!”
Turning I see two sketchy looking dudes sitting on a bench in the dark. I must have walked right past them without noticing them Great [sic]. One of them waves “My man, check over by the blue truck over there we got an onyx earlier.”
So I wander over by the truck and sure enough there’s a fucking onyx there. Awesome. So I end up chatting with the guys for a bit, told em where I got my evee, they convinced me to join red team when I hit level five so we could “lock shit down” in the neighbourhood.
Then the cop shows up.
Yeah, so it turns out two twentysomething black dudes and a forty year old white guy chilling in the park at 3am looks strange. It took a bit of talking to convince the cop we weren’t doing a drug deal, and a bit longer to explain the game. Then the cop downloaded the fucking game on his phone and asked us how to get started.
Go red team.
Pokémon Trainers Falling Is A Common Occurrence
Before loading up the game, it prompts you to be careful and to watch where you tread, however some people fail to listen to the wise warnings. One particular instance is of a streamer hosting a Pokémon Go experience accidentally fell into a pond. That’s definitely one way of catching a Magikarp.
Politicians Are Even Playing It
You’d think politicians had more important things to do instead of catching Pokémon, but Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel proved that even they can have fun sometimes.
While residing in his house, the president jokingly requests security after seeing a Meowth in the room. Maybe that’ll be more useful if any political debates arise!
Pokémon Trainer Carries On Even Though He’s Been Stabbed
Michael Baker, a once regular boy who was – like the rest of us – sucked into the lifestyle of Pokémon Go. During the early hours of a Monday morning, Michael was searching for Pokémon to add to his ever growing Pokédex. At around 1AM he encountered a stranger on the street who proceeded to stab poor Michael in the shoulder which resulted in eight stitches after getting some food and a drink, and then finding even more Pokémon! It just goes to show, if you and your friend are out hunting and find a Pikachu, playing a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors might be the best way to prevent any further injuries.
These are just a few of our favourite stories that gave us a bit of a chuckle, all of the players mentioned in the stories are completely okay and have made a full recovery in some instances.
But now it’s your turn! Do you have any funny stories of your own? We’d love to hear your hunting tales down below in the comments!