US military warns Pokemon trainers: 'Do not do stupid stuff'

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Wannabe Pokemasters living on overseas military bases, such as the U.S. Army garrison in Grafenwoehr, Germany, can find the digital monsters lounging about military monuments, office buildings and other base facilities. (Michael S. Darnell/Stars and Stripes)
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Wannabe Pokemasters living on overseas military bases, such as the U.S. Army garrison in Grafenwoehr, Germany, can find the digital monsters lounging about military monuments, office buildings and other base facilities. (Michael S. Darnell/Stars and Stripes)

US military warns Pokemon trainers: 'Do not do stupid stuff'

by: Leon Cook | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 30, 2016

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Military officials are urging U.S. personnel to exercise caution when hunting Pokemon characters on military bases in Japan.

Smartphone-wielding servicemembers and their families have been searching for the cute critters on American facilities since "Pokemon Go" — the hit augmented-reality game in which players explore real-life locations to capture virtual pocket monsters, or Pokemon — went live in the country last week.

That’s a concern for officials who don’t want Poke-hunters wandering into spots where military vehicles are maneuvering or areas where inattention could put lives at risk.

U.S. Army Garrison Japan at Camp Zama has produced a humorous video that offers tips for prospective Pokemon trainers.

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