Pokemon GO: It is an augmented reality game. This game is playable on mobile devices. The developer of the game is Niantic in collaboration with The Pokemon Company. Pokémon GO was released back on July 6, 2020.
Recently, Japan has seen two cases of assault, which included Pokémon GO players. A 56-year-old man was arrested who assaulted a man in a fight over an in-game gym on 10th August. The victim was a 55-year-old man who met the culprit some years ago through the game.
The guy grabbed the man by his chest through the window of the car. He then caused damage to the side view mirror by kicking it. It was also said that the main reason behind this fight was that they both were competing for control of the same gym. And, when things started heating up the fight happened.
Such cases in the past: Pokémon GO
Almost after a week, japan reported a similar case of Pokemon GO. On 16th August, a 35-year-old man was arrested in Sapporo. This man kicked a parked car, chased the owner of the car, and hit him twice in his face before getting arrested. Both these men were playing Pokémon GO. According to him, he was playing Pokémon GO while playing when he noticed a car parked in the wrong way. He then peeped into the window of the car where he noticed a man playing Pokémon GO. He was annoyed after seeing a person playing while his car was parked in such a sloppy manner.
Last year, a 43-year-old man was arrested from a location near the gym with the accusations of assaulting another man.
Several such cases related to violence related to Pokémon GO were reported in the past. However, the game has brought a lot of joy among players from all around the world.
Pokémon GO is playable on mobile devices- iOS and Android devices.