Pokemon Go players/trainers/masters: NT Police’s advice: “For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go – whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as aPokestop, please be advised that you don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain thepokeballs. It’s also a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street. That Sandshrew isn’t going anywhere fast.” And stay out of people’s yards and private properties.
Don’t Use All Your Battery
With GPS, Augmented Reality and camera, Pokemon GO is an absolute battery life sucking vampire. The power drained on a Galaxy S6 faster than it could charge on its wireless pad.Enable the game’s power-saving mode (which doesn’t interfere with GPS), keep a charger in your pocket and stay near a power point or carry a portable charging pack. Unless you want to have your phone give out mid-Pokeball launch, be warned.
Don’t let It Consume Your Life
Ok one more time and all together now say: “There is a life outside of Pokemon, I have a life and responsibilities outside of Pokemon Go, there is a life outside, there are real people outside, outside there are Pokemon, Pokemon Go is outside.” Don’t let your quest “to become the very best that no one ever was” be a lonely one of social isolation. Lead group walks with friends, join a team with workmates, have real life meet-ups — Pokemon Go but it doesn’t have to take over your life, at least not in a bad way.
Don’t Walk Into Traffic
Any kind of game (or even just our mobile devices in general) that gets you outside into the real world has the associated risk from, being so wrapped up while trying to catch whatever Pokemon or send that way important text. The real world has roads and traffic lights and cars. When you’re outside, tracking around the city and walking to different Pokestops and gyms, please be careful. We don’t want you or anyone to get run over.
Don’t Spend Money On It
Pokemon Go is free to download and play. While you don’t have to pay to win at Pokemon Go, it is pay to skip — Basically, you can use Pokemon Go’s in-game Pokecoin currency to buy items like Pokeballs,lures, incense, and other helpful items, making it a little easier to play the game. But you don’t go spending money on it, for two key reasons. Firstly, you can get most or all of those items at any Pokestop, and you can earn in-game currency by installing your powerful Pokemon at a gym to control it.
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