Gamers in select countries have been able to play Pokemon GO since it launched earlier this week. The game is unique as players can find items, training gyms, stores, and battle grounds in real life locations. However, not everyone has successfully tracked down items and caught Pokemon through the app. Where should you go to look for these items?
According to Kotaku.com, you might need to go to church to find what you’re looking for. The mobile augmented reality game has reportedly been leading a lot of players to places of worship for Pokemon GO supplies and monsters up for grabs. Kotaku.com’s writer, Patricia Hernandez, further claims that as many as seventy per cent of the game’s real life landmarks near her location were actual churches. Hernandez is not alone, though. Gamers have taken to social media to point out that the new game is “literally telling [them] to go to church.”
My nearest gym is a CHURCH. I'm gonna be praying a lot more often 🙏🏼 #PokemonGO
— emily 🖤 (@emilyelixir) July 6, 2016
Churches are not the only weird Pokemon GO landmark out there, though. According to Gizmodo.com, some gamers have reported being led by the app to a strip club and a graveyard. One also claimed the game led her to the 9/11 Memorial Pool at Ground Zero in New York. However, these reports have yet to be verified.
Gamers in Australia are part of the lucky few who have been able to play the new Pokemon game already. The game itself does not cost anything to download. However, if you don’t want to go around the city to look for items, you have the option of buying items for a fee. You can get 20 PokeBalls for 100 PokeCoins, which only cost 1.49 AUD (0.99USD).
Aside from Australia and New Zealand, Pokemon GO also went online in Japan and the United States this week. As of writing, Nintendo has not confirmed a global release date for the game yet. Stay tuned for updates.