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7 Tips to Keep Safe While Playing Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is an excellent way to get outside and get some exercise. But before you head out on your adventure
you should learn a few basic safety tips, pack some essentials, and don’t
forget to stay comfy as you track down a Snorlax.
Wander Anywhere You Normally Wouldn’t Go
If you wouldn’t normally take your chances walking
down a dark alley at 2AM, don’t do it for that rare Muk. Recently, an Oregon
stabbed when he was playing the game late at night.
The game may rely on real-world places for Pokemon
Stops and gyms, but the creatures themselves are mainly randomly generated.
This means they can show up inside buildings, in backyards, and behind fences.
The game has no idea whether these places are safe or even legal, so use your
Bikes, and Pedestrians – Oh My!
It may sound obvious, but stay alert to your
surroundings while playing the game. You don’t want to walk in front of a moving
vehicle, drown in a giant lake, or slam into another Pokemon
Go player while you’re on the lookout for your third Pidgey.
The game has a vibration function that makes your
phone rumble when a Pokemon appears. If this feature is on, it’s easy to
activate the app, stick it in your pocket, and wait for the vibration.
an Eye on Your Possessions
Pokemon Gyms and Stops are often found in highly
populated areas where tons of players can gather. It’s pretty easy for a thief
to seize your purse or tote
when you’re immersed in the game.
Always hold on to your possessions while you’re
playing, and be extra mindful of how you’re carrying them. Ensure your bag is
closed. It only takes a second for your items to get snatched.
Mindful of Predators
There have been tons of scams
and shady characters using Pokemon Go to their advantage. Anything from armed robbers luring victims to
a secluded area using Pokemon Stops as bait to bogus accounts sold on eBay have
Summer is prime time for dehydration. If you plan on
playing outside for a while, stock up on supplies, especially if you want to
hatch an egg. Some eggs require you to walk for miles before they hatch.
Take a water
bottle with you, along with plenty of snacks. The last thing
you want is to be exhausted and without food or water. Playing this game is a
physical activity, so treat it like one. Drink plenty of liquids, take breaks,
and don’t overly exert yourself.
Meeting other players is one of the most fun aspects
of the game. That doesn’t mean you should throw basic manners out the window.
Be courteous of others around you while playing the game. Never assume somebody
else is playing Pokemon Go just because they’re on their phone. Also, don’t
trash talk folks just because they’re on Team Valor or Team Mystic. And if
somebody playing doesn’t want to be bothered, just leave them alone.
shoes are critical for walking for long periods of time.
Stay on your A-game by sporting comfy and supportive
sneakers during your Pokemon scavenges.
What are your tips for staying safe while enjoying