Pokemon Go app brings unwelcome visitors to hallowed grounds

War memorials and cemeteries ask game's makers to remove their locations

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A lot of people are getting annoyed with the people wandering around playing Pokemon Go. The makers of the said it will remain fun for players, but that they will be trying harder to respect the wishes of real world businesses and locations.

Pokemon Go gives players virtual rewards for visiting real sites that are designated as “Pokestops” in the game. Among those Pokestops: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Those locations have asked game developers to remove them because people have been trespassing.

Ludlow resident Brittany Noguera, who plays the game, agrees. “Just because it’s an app and everyone is doing it doesn’t mean you need to be in the cemeteries,” She told 22News. “I mean, would you go out with your friends in the cemetery regularly? Not really. There are plenty of other places that you can go visit for Pokemon and chasing them.”

There’s no word how long it will take for locations to be removed from the app. If you want your location to be removed, you can submit a request form online, but it’s no guarantee that it will automatically change.

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