By Christian Hoffer
Pokemon Go players inadvertently caused some headaches on a Japanese railway line.
Around 2:50 PM JT yesterday, police responded to reports of 10 or more Pokemon Go players walking along the rail lines at JR Inbi Line in Tottori. Although the police could not find the perpetrators, the players still caused five trains to be delayed to guarantee that they would not be reached, affecting almost 1,000 pbadengers.
So, why Pokemon Go players even risked their lives on the railroad tracks? Well, Tottori is organizing a special Safari Zone event, which features tons of rare Pokémon, including many that do not usually appear in Japan. It is believed that players were trying to catch extra Pokémon, avoiding the large crowds in the Safari Zone event.
Pokemon Go players are out of action this weekend to celebrate the game's first Global Catch Challenge. Earlier this week, Pokemon Go challenged players to catch 3,000 million Pokémon, with several bonuses and rewards at stake for pbading certain milestones. Players can currently earn double XP and double star dust during the event, along with the ability to catch Farfetch & # 39; d, a Pokémon that usually only appears in East Asia and Japan.
Of course, this is not the first time that Pokemon Go players have caused problems for public officials. There have been numerous reports of players entering or entering public areas after dark, which led Pokemon Go to restrict the appearance of Pokemon in certain areas.