Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go
July 6, 2016
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In October 2023, police dashcam video was released that was part of a case involving two LAPD officers who were fired after a disciplinary committee and the police board found they were incompetent in performing their duty. This review was initiated due to one serious occurrence on April 15, 2017 where the two officers were caught on the dashcam audio playing Pokémon Go and trying to catch a Snorlax instead of responding to a call for reinforcements by fellow officers during a robbery at a local Macy's. The two officers filed a countersuit claiming that the analysis of the dashcam was an invasion of privacy, but it was to no avail as the judge ruled in favor of the police board.
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Attachment In 2019, Pokemon Go had a cross over event with popular manga series One Piece to support the reconstruction effort of Kumamoto, Japan after the devastating 2016 earthquake. The event was a collaboration with One Piece creator Eichiro Oda (a native to Kumamoto) that spawned Pikachu wearing straw hats, and a new special Pokestop in Kumamoto for the statue of One Piece’s main character, Monkey D. Luffy (featuring special art by Oda himself). Although the global release of this event didn’t mention One Piece by name, the announcement did make hints that referenced the pirate anime.
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Attachment The game was hinted at as April Fools Joke by Google Maps in 2014.
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Attachment On May 11th 2017, Russian courts convicted vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky, 22, of insulting religious believers and inciting hatred after he was arrested in August 2016 for playing Pokémon GO in a church. In 2016, police detained Sokolovsky for uploading a video of himself playing the game in the Church of All Saints, Yekaterinburg.
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Attachment Brooklyn-based Nick Johnson was the first person to officially catch all 142 original Pokemon available in the US, and the first to catch all 145 original Pokemon that were globally available. After his first feat became public, he got sponsored by Marriott Rewards and Expedia to travel to Paris, Hong Kong, and Sydney to catch the missing three.
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Nintendo's market capital rose over $7 billion dollars within a few days of the game's release.
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Attachment It's possible to obtain Pikachu as the starter Pokemon. If the player walks away from the regular starter trio a total of four times, a Pikachu will appear along with the starters.
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The game was banned in Iran by the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body in the country which looks over online activity, due to unspecified "security concerns".

Before deciding to ban the game, Iranian authorities were waiting to see to what extent Niantic might co-operate with them.
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Attachment Naming your Eevee either Sparky, Rainer or Pyro will allow it to evolve into either a Jolteon, Vaporeon or Flareon, respectively.

This appears to be a reference to the characters Sparky, Rainer and Pyro; the Eevee Brothers from the original Pokemon anime series.