Pokémon Go’ Designed and launched by Niantic, Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality game for Android and iOS devices.
The game uses mobile’s GPS to locate, battle, capture and train virtual creatures or Pokemon, which appear on the mobile screen as if the Pokemon and the player are in the exact real-world location.
‘Pokémon Go’ got mixed online reviews but immense popularity. Many reviewers praised it for its concept, but at the same time, some reviewers criticized it for technical issues.
Why You should not play Pokemon Go in India
Despite such mixed reviews, it became one of the most downloaded mobile apps worldwide. Released on July 6, 2016, the game has attracted many controversies and allegations for contributing to accidents and become illegal in some locations.
#1. Potholes on the Roads can Injure You Seriously
While playing the game, people run absent-minded on the roads looking into the mobile phone’s screen, giggling over an attack plan, which can lead to severe accidents, mishaps and injuries.
As the monsoon season begins, it’s pretty likely that the streets in India will not be safe and will be full of potholes. I hope no ‘Pokémon Go’ player wants to end up being in an open pothole.
#2. Playing While Driving may lead You to Hospital
In a very less time, people are addicted to the game and are playing Pokemon Go while driving.
The need for strict traffic rules and broader roads are some significant issues that restrict India to counter the increasing number of road accidents, and games like Pokémon Go can provoke the condition.
Nowadays, ‘Pokemoning’ has become a serious traffic issue in foreign countries, and who must avoid it in India.
#3. May Turn Out into Your Worst Nightmare
Fun-Packed, Augmented Reality Game May Turn Out into Your Worst Nightmare. The fact is you may near-death experience with this Pokémon Go.
Some days ago, a man body was found floating in the river early in the morning while trying to catch Pokemon from a ‘water resource’. A detective confirms that the body found floating in the Wind River was Jeffrey Day, 28.
#4. Increase Chances of Robbery for Money
Some mischievous Pokémon Go player may attack you in some isolated or deserted areas while waiting to trap. With no help available, you may become a target to their robbery plan.
Recently, the similar incident took place in Missouri (USA). Even in India, gunpoint attacks and robbery are becoming common in cities like Gurgaon. Releasing a game that has security issues like Pokémon Go may escalate the problem.
#5. Heated Arguments and Verbal Disputes on the Road
Undoubtedly, Indians are highly competitive. Along with that, we are also short-tempered and very impatient. Pokémon Go players losing sportsmanship may create a disturbance on the road that will make a mess. Pokémon Go Can lead to Heated Arguments and Verbal Disputes on the Road.
#6. You, Will, Lose Your Favorite Hangout Spot
We all have some memories related to specific places, and we would like to spend our time over there when we are happy, sad, excited or lonely. However, that place may also become noisy and full of people if the Pokemon is hidden there.
Take another example, imagine older adults sitting peacefully at the park and enjoying their time at their favourite hangout spot. On the other hand, now create an image of the same place with many fierce and noisy people ruining the peace with their crazy attacks and jargon. Again, you will feel sympathy for those older adults.
#7. Damage to Public Property
While playing Pokemon Go, people are going crazy, and you cannot expect them to behave normally during the game. Who may attack the beautiful appeal of any place with vandalism? Already, India has very few picturesque streets, and we cannot afford any damage to the public property.
#8. Abnormal Behaviour at Public Places
While playing this game, the player needs to run self-absorbed and abruptly in all directions, which cause inconvenience for other people, which May Cause Abnormal Behavior in Public Places. This utterly confused situation is highly undesirable in public places.
#9. Inconvenience to Authorities of Law and Order
In a Pokémon Go battle, the law and order authorities may find it difficult to control the distracted and harried players. Sometimes it can be funny to be utter confusion.
#10. Addiction May cause Nuisance in Workplace
Addiction to Pokemon Go may cause Nuisance in the Workplace or Even get you Fired. No matter how much Pokemon Go appeals to the players worldwide, there is one person in the world who will not tolerate such ruckus during working hours, and the person is called ‘Boss’.
If the addiction to the game will continue to grow at such speed, soon we will see the notice saying. “Save the game for your break time, or else you will have lots of unemployed to “Catch them all”.’