By now you've likely been sucked into the billowing, bottomless vortex that is the augmented reality of Pokémon Go. Or if you're anything like PAPER's staff, you were immediately intrigued by the prospect of meeting your next hook-up in a bar-turned-Pokémon-gym.
Unfortunately though, as numerous news reports have noted, real-world Pokémon hunting is not all fun and games, as a bunch of dumdums have systematically walked into a series of bad situations that run the gamut from hoaxes to murders to getting involved with just plain shitty people. So in an effort to educate all you Pokémon masters about the dangers awaiting you, PAPER has rounded up a few examples of the hidden pitfalls of your
Pokémon Go obsession so you don't end up as the subject of one of these news blogs.
After all, you probably don't want to get stabbed, lured into an armed robbery or stumble upon a dead body, uh, ever.
UMD police say four students were robbed of their cell phones on campus last night -- three of them were playing Pokemon Go
— Carrie Wells (@cwellssun)
July 13, 2016