New trainers are everywhere, searching the globe for Pokémon, glued to their smartphones for every moment. They’re invading places everywhere, churches, police stations, graveyards, and more. But there’s one place that would like to see the craze stop: the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Not cool Poke-fans.
The Museum is a series of three Poké Stops for each part of the facility, like several other inappropriate locales across the world, with visitors flocking to them. Poké Stops are like caches of items for players who happen upon them, spawning items like Poké Balls, Potions and more. Museum directors are not happy about it and you can’t really blame them.
“Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism,” said Andrew Hollinger, communications director when speaking to the Washington Post.
The museum is hoping it can be removed as a home for Poké Stops. They see it as “disrespectful” for visitors to be engaged in these displays in areas of the museum meant for reflection and remembrance.
Some individuals homes are marked as Poké Stops too. Even police stations and courtrooms are finding new visitors they don’t want. It will be interesting to see how this game addresses these situations.
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