The serious unintended consequences of Pokémon Go’s augmented reality

With great Pokémon-catching power comes great responsibility

Newsflash: Pokémon Go isn't reality.

But its augmented reality has spilled over into real life with interesting consequence. In case, you haven’t been caught up in the craze that has swept the internet ever since the game was launched, the game uses augmented reality to put Pokémon in the real world that players collect to level up.

Although it hasn't officially launched in Malaysia, the incidents below are why you should exercise great caution when you get your hands on it. 

Meanwhile in Missouri…

The police have reported that four men used the app to set up a beacon to lure unsuspecting Pokémon hunters into the area. Motherboard reported that a total of 11 teenagers were robbed.

The wrong discovery

A teen in the US stumbled upon a dead body while on the hunt for wild water Pokémon as reported by BBC. Shayla Wiggins from Wyoming had jumped the fence to get to the Pokémon shown on the map, when she came across a body in the water. 

Aside from the whole grisly discovery situation, you really wouldn't want to be charged with trespassing all because of a Psyduck. Despite what you might think in the heat of the moment, it isn't worth it.