Friday, July 15, 2016

Rounding up the weirdest headlines from the past week of Pokémon Go madness

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 1:44 PM


Since its launch last week, the entire world has been utterly transfixed by the new phenomenon that is Pokémon Go.

Here at the Inlander, we headed out to meet Spokane's huge fanbase of players, easy to spot all over town with phones held in front of them, taking pictures of imaginary beings unseen to the rest of us.

Naturally, the free-to-play game has spurned countless headlines, reporting positive effects like getting video game junkies off their butts and outside, as well as the more unfortunate news — people sustaining injuries in the process of upping their Pokémon numbers. Even when you think you've heard it all, some of the following headlines we came across are pretty astounding:

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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's Associate Editor, overseeing and contributing to the paper's arts and culture sections, including food and events. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident of the Spokane area and a graduate of Washington State University. She's been on staff at the Inlander since 2012...