Pokemon Go has caused a frenzy all over and users are trying to catch them all. But should some places be off limits?

Grab your smartphone and get out there and try to catch them all! Nintendo's shares have shot up since Pokemon Go's release and the game is even more popular than Tinder. Pokemon Go is also on its way to overtaking Twitter as well on Android phones.

The augmented reality game lets users find pokemon and items in real world locations, taking gamers to brand new locations they may have never visited before.

While the game is great for getting people out and moving, users are now venturing into certain areas they wouldn't normally go. All to catch themselves a rare Pokemon.

Check out some crazy places Pokemon Go users have been going to catch them all.


  • 1

    A Man's Home That Was Accidentally A Gym

    Boon Sheridan is a Massachusetts man who recently had his life inconvenienced when his home, which was formerly a church, became a "gym" in the Pokemon Go world. Luckily Sheridan found the entire situation funny, although a little weird. Nothing like cars stopping by your house at all hours, and just idling while they train. He's either going to get robbed, or never get robbed because he now has 24/7 surveillance on his home.

  • 2

    Westboro Baptist Church

    tweeting about Pokemon and using the characters images in their hate speech.

    Players of the game have begun trolling the church as well, in a strange yet oddly entertaining social media war.

    But who will win this war?

    So far, we the audience are.

  • 3

    Police Stations

    The Darwin Police Station in Australia found itself the place of interest for many young Pokemon trainers after the station was featured as a Poke Stop. The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services sent out this message 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!

    Maybe the police should arrange a warrant roundup soon and see how many people are just hanging out around the station.

  • 4


    The Arlington Cemetery was established all the way back in 1864 during the Civil War and is home to those who have served our country. The impressive landscape serves as "a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery." Unfortunately for people at Arlington Cemetery, they have now seen people running around the cemetery, not to show their respect for the 14,000 veterans that rest there, but to find Pokemon.

    tweeted this out yesterday:

    Some were shocked that people would actually think to run around a cemetery while people may be paying their respects to their loved ones, and others weren't.

    Unfortunately Chase, were not in Victorian times and you  aren't going to the cemetery for a picnic while you visit your grandpa's grave. You're looking for a Magikarp.

  • 5

    Restricted Areas On Military Bases

    We've all seen the memes, joking about some idiots who would try to break into Area 51 for Mewtwo. But apparently some military personnel have to be reminded at Seymour Johnson AFB about proper protocols and where they should not be attempting to catch Pokemon.

    Unfortunately for the Seymour Johnson AFB, some people just cared more about the Pokemon in the photo. Dorothy Jean Hunt replied: I just wanna know where this abra is.

    Hey, at least they were nice enough to let them know where to get the Pokemon, as long as it wasn't in a restricted area. Apparently that little guy was  behind the Contracting Buildings at 1:45 p.m.

  • 6

    Holocaust Museum

    Once again, welcome to some hallowed ground where people come to pay their respects, reflect and learn about atrocities that happened decades ago.

    Andy Hollinger, director of communications at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C released a statement regarding patrons playing Pokemon Go at the museum,

    "Playing Pokemon Go in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is extremely inappropriate. We are attempting to have the Museum removed from the game."

  • 7

    9/11 Museum

    When you think about it, the gift shop was already selling the 9/11 cheese plate, darkness hoodie and other cringe-worthy items so the spot knows controversy. Now the spot for the worst terror attack on American ground is being used as a "fun" spot for kids to catch imaginary Pokemon.

    It is in horrible taste to go and run around catching Pokemon, when someone is potentially there to mourn someone they loved. A father, mother, brother, sister or anyone important could have lost their life and they want to reflect on their life. Don't let your jumping up and down after catching a Pikachu disturb them.

    Just adding to these last two spots that are just wrong to go catch Pokemon at:

    Auschwitz museum
    Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington

    and probably a lot more spots.

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