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Governments Weary of Pokémon Go Craze

Pokémon Go, you must have heard about it in recent time, it is the most trending and popular game in the world right now. It is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company. It was released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices.

The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. The game is free-to-play, although it supports in-app purchases of additional gameplay items.

(Also Read: What is Pokémon Go and Why Everyone is Talking About It?)

But after the release many incidents happened and many news came across the world. Seeing all this:

  • Religious leaders in Saudi Arabia have issued a decree against playing Pokémon Go.
  • Indian political party, Shiv Sena, has demanded that playing Pokémon Go be regulated with guidelines on playing zones.
  • The US & Japan too have issued regulations advising users to be careful while playing the game.

Heck, the game is actually banned in 22 nations!

The game has already led to several accidents which range from crashing into trees to vehicles. Although it hasn’t been officially released in India, people, especially from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, etc. have taken a liking to it. Meanwhile, the game will soon be made official in Japan – the birthplace of Pokémon.

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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