July 7, 2016


'Pokémon GO' Is Decimating Battery Life & Upsetting Australian Police


The new mobile game Pokémon GO is super exciting. It's free! You use your camera to find pocket monsters IRL, everywhere you go! It fits the spirit of the now-20-year-old series!

Through heavy use of GPS and camera functions, it also drains your battery like a mofo. Batches of articles and tweets are popping up all over the place, complaining, joking and offering solutions for Pokémon GO's battery-killing tendencies.

Here's how Twitter's working through it:

The game also got a not-so-hot shoutout from...Australian law enforcement? The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services wrote on Facebook:

"For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go - whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokestop, please be advised that you don't actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs.

It's also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn't going anywhere fast.

Stay safe and catch 'em all!"

While you wait to see what comes next in the world of Pokémon GO, get to know some video game cosplayers at PAX East 2016: