While Pokemon GO typically has sensible PokeStop locations, sometimes Pokemon trainers might find themselves in a strange, or downright dangerous, location.
Pokemon GO has truly transformed how the masses play games. Powered with the geographical technology made possible by its predecessor Ingress, a seemingly endless stream of intrepid Pokemon trainers are now exploring their neighborhoods and beyond in search of PokeStops and illusive Pokemon. While Pokemon GO does a good job for the most part when it comes to selecting these PokeStops, sometimes it completely misses the mark in what makes a sensible location.
Players have already been in well publicized battles to take over the likes of the Trump Tower, the White House, or even a variety of churches (which may attempt not approve of any kind of evolution, Poke or otherwise), but on the scale of things those locations are still pretty normal buildings. This isn’t always the case when it comes to Pokemon GO PokeStops, which can certainly stray into the strange and potentially dangerous on occasion.
We’ve compiled a list of six different Pokemon Go PokeStops that take the cake when it comes to strange places to find oneself trying to catch a Hitmonchan at 3AM.
Without further ado, here they are:
1. The Alkimos Shipwreck
That watery grave pictured above is the final resting place of the SS Alkimos, a merchant ship that wrecked itself against the coast of Perth, Australia. While we imagine its full of water and ghost type Pokemon, we haven’t seen anyone kayak out to the rusting wreckage of the 10,000 tonne vessel to check it out for themselves. A salvage crew sent to use the ship for scrap metal in 1969 was driven off when the ship caught fire, and its rotted remains have been untouched ever since.
2. An Actual Poke Stop
In Hawaii, Poke (pronounced po-kay) is a raw tuna dish. By sheer serendipity, this has resulted in a PokeStop that officially carries the moniker of Poke Stop. Located in Waipahu, this aptly-named building is one of the few PokeStops that can be found on Google Maps by actually searching for a literal PokeStop. We have to imagine that its a popular location for trainers, most of whom may not actually know what Poke is – though they’re certainly more likely to discover the fish-based dish now.
3. Walter White’s House
One has to feel bad for the owners of this residence – they constantly get Breaking Bad fans throwing pizzas onto their roof, and now their yard is being besieged by intrepid Pokemon Go trainers who may not be aware they’re stepping onto private property.
The residence of the infamous Walter White – the main character from Breaking Bad – is a house which has borne witness to plenty of drama. It’ll be difficult for the owners to tell the difference between film fans and Pokemon trainers, but in either event, they’ll probably ask you to get off their lawn. Given how much these people have gone through already, we’d recommend that trainers try to avoid this PokeStop entirely, or at least attempt to catch their Pokemon at the maximum allowable distance.
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