Pokémon Go Users Are Playing in Insanely Inappropriate Places



According to a new report from TechInsider, people have been catching Pokemon in really inappropriate places around the world. As an example, Arlington Cemetery posted a tweet asking players to refrain from catching Pokemon while on its grounds.

The U.S. Holocaust in Washington, D.C. also issued a similar statement, saying that it extremely inappropriate to play games like Pokemon Go in a memorial that is dedicated to victims of the Holocaust.

Outside of the U.S., a tourist was playing the game at Germany’s Auschwitz Memorial. The memorial, along with various other locations, have already asked for their locations to be removed from the game. In a statement, a spokesperson told The New York Times:

“Allowing such games to be active on the site of Auschwitz Memorial is disrespectful to the memory of the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp on many levels.”

If you find a location that is not appropriate to be playing Pokemon Go, you can always request for that location to be removed. Users can do this by clicking the “Report High-Priority Issue” option in the game’s Settings menu.


  • einsteinbqat

    Honestly, I really don’t see the big deal. It’s not like they were disturbing funerals, dancing, chanting, or such. They pass by, catch a Pokémon, and leave.

  • djepsilon

    Dude, you can’t be serious… Gaming of ANY form is extremely disrespectful at these sites!

  • djepsilon

    I can’t wait for the first news story that reports a Pokemon Go player falling off of a cliff inadvertently cuz they were trying to catch an Onyx during a hike.

  • Anything to catch a Pokemon

  • Jay

    again… its no different from texting or using any other phone app while standing at any given spot….

  • Danny Cheung

    I wouldn’t myself however for others who’s adamant on catching that pokemon… so long they don’t place a lure there and attract players. The closest pokestop near my house is on the other end of a graveyard lol.