- YouTube says it will be harsher on creators with ‘patterns of harassing behavior’ 3 Years Ago
- Why one senator stopped a vote on net neutrality 3 Years Ago
- Man reportedly denied refugee status after officials fail to forward email Today 12:09 PM
- ‘Jojo Rabbit’ star to lead Disney+ ‘Home Alone’ reboot Today 12:08 PM
- Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland were harassed by Jagged Edge as teens, Mathew Knowles says Today 11:52 AM
- White nationalist Nick Fuentes is upset MTV aired his white nationalist views Today 11:37 AM
- Juice WRLD had secret drug-littered Instagram, according to his ex-girlfriend Today 11:10 AM
- Jersey City suspect posted anti-Semitic, anti-police materials online Today 10:30 AM
- Novaruu was banned from Twitch for 3 days—and she can’t understand why Today 10:12 AM
- Pete Buttigieg swears he’s not in the CIA Today 9:28 AM
- Greta Thunberg named ‘Time’ 2019 person of the year Today 9:28 AM
- The best gear and gadget gifts for Dad this holiday season Today 7:30 AM
- The 10 most important sci-fi films of the 2010s Today 7:00 AM
- Netflix advances beyond testosterone-fueled anime with subdued ‘Levius’ Today 6:00 AM
- Influencer accused of selling shirt she was supposed to promote Tuesday 8:42 PM
Thanks to smartphones and augmented reality, people could finally become Pokémon trainers by exploring their own backyard, towns, and other random places and capturing the pocket monsters. The game finally launched this past week, and everyone was as excited as Ash after beating a gym leader.
Read more from the Daily Dot:
- Pokémon Go: A beginner’s guide for getting started
- A beginner’s guide to Pokémon Go battles
- The Pokémon Go memes are already here, and they’re spectacular
But with the major rush to play Pokémon Go came the struggles: servers down because of overcapacity, figuring out how to throw a fucking Pokéball, and more. (Thankfully, the Daily Dot has whipped up a handy guide for getting started.)
And shit, Pokémon Go has gotten majorly real in the first few hours that it’s been out. Here’s a roundup of some of the wildest stories to have come out of the game:
🔴 A man played Pokémon Go while his child was being born. Misty would’ve been pissed. [Someeecards]
🔴 Australia’s Northern Territory Police would like you all to know that your safety is more important than nabbing some more Pokéballs. Officer Jenny endorses this warning.
🔴 People began searching everywhere for new Pokémon. This was good for kids who were getting out of the house and talking a walk. This was not good for a Dairy Queen that had to put a sign to keep out scoundrels who were coming in just for the Pokémon and not for their delicious Blizzards.
🔴 Apparently Pidgeotto likes hanging out on the shitter. Doesn’t surprise us. Nerdist had some help scoping out the funniest Pokémon locales. [Nerdist]
🔴 Forget Pikachu. People have been taking challenging the strongest Pokémon with their own bare hands.
🔴 Looks like playing Pokémon Go has some Gastly results. Gotta check out if your insurance covers injury from a ghost-type. [Reddit]
🔴 A teenage girl came across a body in a river while looking for some water-types. Yes, really.
🔴 Some guy might have lost his job for playing Pokémon Go while at work, which prohibits cameras in the office. You won’t believe which Pokémon he was trying to catch.
Stay safe out there as you train up Pokémon trainers! Keep some Full Restores in your backpack and please look up from you phone so you don’t walk into ongoing traffic. Unless you want to end up like that Marowak ghost that haunts the tower in Lavender Town.
Gabe Bergado is a Daily Dot alumnus who covered dank memes, teens, and the weirdest corners of the Internet. One time, Ted Cruz supporters turned him into a meme—or at least tried to. In 2017, he started reporting for Teen Vogue's entertainment section.