Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the new Pokémon GO smartphone game. The game lets you catch Pokémon out in the real world. Players walk around their city to find Pokémon hiding in all sorts of different places. It could be a public park, a sidewalk, or even the beach.
So what are some of the most unbelievable places people have found Pokémon monsters?
That’s right, a hospital. Next time you’re visiting Granny at the hospital, keep in mind there could be monsters lurking around.
When someone playing the game accompanied their mom to the hospital, they noticed Ekans was there too.
It may seem a bit heartless to be playing Pokémon Go while your mom is getting stitches, but someone’s got to catch it, right?
If you play Pokémon GO, you may end up in your neighbor’s back yard to catch a monster. Just be careful and make sure your neighbors don’t mind you trespassing. We don’t want to hear about anyone getting shot for a Pokémon.
Pokémon don’t just hide out inside public buildings. Not that we recommend this in any way, but it’s kind of admiring how dedicated this guy was when he strolled into a stranger’s backyard to claim a Gym on Pokémon GO.
29. Abandoned Hotdog Stand
Pokémon Go uses a city’s landmarks as part of the game. This worried people whether it would work in rural areas, but they got creative. An abandoned hot dog stand is a landmark, right?
This player thought this old abandoned hotdog cart was an amazing Finnish Pokestop. Got to catch them all!
Next time you hit the john, take a look around. There may be Pokémon trying to catch a peek inside your own house. He could be on the toilet, sink, or even the bath.
I must say, they’re pretty creative with their names. This player caught a Pokémon in the toilet. His name? The Squirtle.
27. Cup of Water
Next time you’re at a restaurant, look around before drinking or eating your meal. A Pokémon might have gotten to it first.
This Pokémon was found in an ice-cold cup of water. I wonder if the name of this Golden Pokémon is Ice-T.
If you think cemeteries are just for the dead, think again. Cemeteries are known to be full of interesting landmarks, Gyms and Pokémon.
Make sure you remember that people mourn their loved ones at cemeteries.
It’s very important keep your exuberance in check and be respectful of your surroundings, especially in a place like this.
25. The Zoo
This place is only for the die-hards because you actually have to pay to get in. Zoos are known to have several PokeStops around the trail that loops around the animal enclosures, and at least one gym.
In Ohio, Pokémon players were caught after jumping the fence next to a tiger enclosure. The trespassers were charged with criminal trespass. So, be sure to stay on the trail. No Pokémon is worth getting eaten over, but you may catch some fascinating real animals on your Pokémon-catching quest at your local zoo
Next time you’re out on your next hike, take a look around for Pokémon. They’re known to hang out close to cliffs, and other notable nature wonders.
It is reported that two men were so engrossed in playing the game that they fell off of a sea bluff. Lifeguards found one male on the beach and the second male was approximately 50 feet below the bluffs. They both suffered moderate injuries. Make sure you stay aware of your surroundings.
Pokémon are known to be found in concert buildings. I guess they like rocking out to their favorite bands just as much as we do. Maybe you’ll find your next monster while you crowd surf at the next Blink-182 concert.
Make sure you stay aware. You don’t want to blindly walk into a mosh pit looking for a Pokémon. You may end up in the hospital, but don’t worry. There are Pokémon there too.
You may need a kayak to catch your next Pokémon. Some monsters are known to hang out in the middle of lakes. I guess video game cardio just isn’t the same as working on the guns in the sun.
Because this game takes you to out of the way locations, you occasionally may encounter some peculiar things. You may even find a dead body waiting for you. A 19-year-old girl found a dead body in the water while looking for a water Pokémon. The police say it was most likely an accidental death, and it’s not related to the game.
21. Front Lines
Pikachu was spotted on the front lines of a Marine firing line. I guess he was the only one allowed security clearance here. Be careful out there, Pikachu. Don’t cause any safety violations!
Hopefully we haven’t heard about any civilians walking in front of a firing line. Make sure you stay aware of your surroundings!
Next time you’re out at the theatre, you may catch a Pokémon making their debut of a smash-hit play. The price of admission for the Dodue was waved, of course.
Fortunately, we haven’t heard of anyone walking out on stage in the middle of a play. Let’s try and keep it that way, folks. We wouldn’t want to ruin an entire play because of a Pokémon.
19. Strip Club
Not sure about this one. Here we have a male strip club that no rational person should ever enter. On the sign it says, “Touch our junk.” What?
Kids, beware of this one. Its unlikely kids would ever get in, but if children did manage to somehow sneak in to try and “catch them all” … well. Some things can’t be unseen.
18. 9-11 Memorial Pool
Here’s another questionable place for a Pokémon. There seems a to be a PokeSpot at the 9/11 memorial pool at Ground Zero.
There are places you really shouldn’t be chasing Pokémon. This is definitely one of those places. So please don’t.
17. The Church of Scientology
The Church of Scientology has finally proven its usefulness. That’s right, a PokeStop. I’m sure Tom Cruise and Suri have already caught them all here.
You may want to skip this one, too. Who knows what might happen if you go in to catch a Pokémon. You may come out as an Alien.
16. New York City Subway
Next time you’re catching the subway, check to see what Pokémon or PokeStops are around. They’ve been known to ride the underground railways.
It’s been reported that some players have been edging past the safety zone in the New York City Subway. If you see someone doing it, say something. We know you want to catch them all, but you should stay behind that yellow line when in the Subway.
This is another questionable Pokémon location. Not sure who was playing Pokémon GO in the middle of their Grandmother’s funeral, but it happened. I guess RIP now stands for “Really, I’m Pokemon-ing.”
Be mindful of your surroundings. Pulling out your phone in the middle of a funeral probably isn’t the most respectful way to mourn your lost loved one.
That’s right. If your wedding venue is a PokeGym, it’s probably not a good thing. You may witness some people wandering around looking for Pokémon.
This bride discovered that Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham was also a battle gym on the game when she arrived with the groom. Most guests with the game put all common decency aside and began to battle each other and catch creatures as the reception took place.
13. A War Zone
If you’re in the military, make sure you don’t shoot any Pokémon! They’re not terrorists! They’ve been spotted in the middle of a war zone.
This soldier caught his first Pokémon on the Mosul front line by Teleskuf. Who wants to challenge him to a Pokémon battle?
12. On A Plane
Pokémon monsters need to travel too, right? Next time you get bored on a long flight, you may want to consider catching some monsters.
This guy spotted one on the wing of the airplane.
Just make sure to use the Wi-Fi network supplied by the airplane, not your phone network. It could seriously mess with the airplane’s communication frequencies and trust me, you can’t catch Pokémon if a plane is crashing.
11. Baseball Game
Numerous Pokémon have been spotted in baseball stadiums. I guess they love baseball too. Even Lickitung showed up to this baseball game.
The Tampa Bay Rays are actually allowing fans to roam the stadium in search of Bulbasaur, Krabby, Weedle and all the creatures of the Pokémon universe. For a small fee, of course.
10. Protest Line
Apparently protests can be boring at times. Why not try to catch some Pokémon, right? This may be a dangerous place for a game.
This Pokémon was spotted on a protest line in Oakland. Not sure what exactly he was protesting, but if you want to catch them all, you may have to stand up for some sort of cause.
9. Tampon Aisle
Grocery stores aren’t exactly an unbelievable place to find Pokémon. The tampon aisle on the other hand, makes our list.
This Pokémon was caught in Kroger’s grocery store tampon aisle. Five minutes after it was caught, four other guys hurried past him with their phones out. You could say that Pokémon Go is helping guys conquer their fears of feminine products one Fearow at a time.
8. Next to Cops
Getting pulled over is the worst. I guess it helps when you can catch a Pokémon while the cop is giving you a ticket, or does it?
It really isn’t the best idea to pull out your phone while a cop is talking to you or giving you a ticket. It’s worse if you’re trying to catch a Pokémon. Act responsibly, people!
7. The Pentagon
The secretive home to the Department of Defense is also a home to a PokeGym. It’s also a place where you can battle the Pokémon you’ve collected.
The Pentagon may be one of the harder places to access. It’s already an ordeal to tour The Pentagon. It has to be booked at least two weeks in advance and it doesn’t allow the use of cell phones.
6. The White House
I’m sure the secret service hates that there’s a PokeStop Gym established in the POTUS home.
Although the Pokémon spotted here looks a lot like a bald eagle named “Merica,” Obama did not originate the gym. Despite the rumors.
5. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This D.C. landmark was not on board with being a PokeStop. Not sure who thought this would be a bright idea. Really any memorial should be on the “No-Pokémon-GO” list.
The Holocaust Museum publicly issued a statement saying that playing a game where you trap creatures and battle them “in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is extremely inappropriate.” To make matters worse, there were actually three different PokeStops within the building. They’ve asked the game developer to remove them.
4. Abortion Memorials
Again, this really isn’t the right place to play a game. In America there are nearly 600 gravesites and memorials to uncompleted pregnancies. According to Gizmodo, “an alarming number” of those are also places to score on Pokémon GO.
People believe that a lot of the “Ingress” players are Pro-Lifers, simply because there are so many.
3. Auschwitz Memorial
This one is a lot like the Holocaust Memorial. The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland is a preserved site of one of the most brutal concentration camps employed during World War II. Over a million Jews and other victims of the Nazis lost their lives. Unfortunately, there are also PokeStops here.
Those in charge of the memorial have asked that tourists refrain from catching Pokémon while on the grounds. This isn’t the first time that people have inappropriately used social media apps at the memorial, but we really shouldn’t set the bar so low and show some respect by not hunting Pikachus while visiting one of the most harrowing sites of modern genocide.
2. Sex Offender’s Residence
Parents beware! Pokémon have been known to take residence with sex offenders! This game can be very dangerous, to say the least.
One of the beacons in the game is at the Windsor Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.
The hotel is no longer a hotel, but a halfway house for dozens of registered sex offenders. They say it’s likely the hotel showed up due to it being on a list of historic places, but a search in the sex offender registry shows that it’s currently home to 43 registered sex offenders!
1. Armed Robberies
Players may want to consider avoiding isolated spots, especially late at night. It could cost you dearly.
There have been reported incidences where armed robbers used the app to lure victims into isolated and secluded places.
Four teens robbed nearly a dozen Pokémon Go players using a handgun in O’Fallon, Missouri. There have also been reports of rape.