July 27, 2016


Hiroshima Memorial Wants Out of 'Pokémon GO'

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images
Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Officials in Tokyo are pleading for the makers of the addictive game Pokémon GO to get their PokéStops out of the Hiroshima memorial, The New York Times reports.

The memorial park is about to remember the 1945 American nuclear bombing on Aug. 6, and they want developer Niantic to remove all the virtual reality locations from the premise before them. When asked by the Times for comment, Niantic refused to talk about their private discussions.

This isn't the first time people have been disrespectful while playing Pokémon. Poland's Auschwitz Memorial, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery have also made requests for Niantic to chill

Also while playing Pokémon, someone got stabbed, someone played during the birth of their first child, someone crashed into a tree. Among other things.

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