Pokemon Go, a mobile game based on the Pokemon video game franchise, has become a hot topic in Japan, and people have been clamoring to get their hands on the game, but the Pokemon company is refusing to let them in.
Japanese police are currently looking into the matter and say that they are considering whether to open an investigation into the situation.
“The Pokemon company’s policies on security and privacy are strict and it’s a risk that the Pokemon Go phenomenon could happen, and we are concerned about it,” said a police official, according to Reuters.
“We will take all necessary measures to protect the security of our citizens,” the official added.
Pokemon Go players in Japan are encouraged to avoid the game’s designated hotspots, as it is likely to be searched by the police.
In a recent video, the Pokemon GO community has been discussing the issue and have urged users to not leave Pokemon Go hotspots alone.
“Don’t go out in the wild alone,” the video reads.
“Don’t let Pokemon Go scare you away,” the game has also written on its official Facebook page.
“POKEMON GO IS NOT JUST ABOUT GETTING YOU A POKE.”
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