Darwin Police Station reminds Pokemon GO players not to come inside

By Marshall Lemon, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 14:58 GMT

Catching them all doesn’t mean you actually have to enter the Darwin Police Station.

Pokemon GO screenshot

Darwin Police Station reminds Pokemon GO players not to come inside

Pokemon GO is a promising new game that uses your smartphone GPS and camera to physically track down Pokemon in the real world. But with the game’s impending worldwide launch, it’s important to remember there are places you shouldn’t go while catching them all. Like say, inside a police station.

Thankfully, at least one Emergency Services team is getting ahead of the curve – specifically the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services organization. Its media team recently made a Facebook post reminding everyone to be safe while collecting Pokeballs, and that actually entering the Darwin Police Station isn’t necessary.

“For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go – whilst the Darwin Police Station may feature as a Pokestop, please be advised that you don’t actually have to step inside in order to gain the pokeballs,” the post reads.

“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.”

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