Did you hear the one about the Wyoming girl who stumbled across a dead body while catching Pokmon by a river?
Catching cheating boyfriends, stumbling across dead bodies and advertising ones services as a professional Pokmon Go trainer less than a week since the launch of the virtual-meets-real-world app Pokmon Go and the stories it has sparked are kookier than the names of the critters its fans are trying to catch.
Evan Scribner, a resident of Sunnyside, Queens, told the New York Post that his girlfriend spotted his infidelities after accessing his Pokmon Go app and noticing that hed caught a Pokmon in the exact location of his ex-girlfriends house in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
She saw that I had caught a Pokmon while at my exs house, Scribner told the Post. She found out last night at my house and hasnt contacted me since then.
Professional Pokmon trainer
No time to spend your summer days walking the streets in search of Pokestops when you also have a real job? No problem. Craigslist ads are now popping up for Pokmon trainers, with prices in New York City ranging from $20-30 per hour.
Arthur, a 26-year-old lifelong Pokmon fan, is offering his services for $25 per hour:
I can focus on catching a specific species of Pokmon to evolve for you. I can focus on training up your Pokmon to get your local gyms on lockdown. I can focus on catching Pokmon of a specific type. And of course, I will gladly walk out of my way to find new Pokmon to add to your Pokdex.
Journalist and Pokmon fan Ivy St Ive also offered her services for $20 an hour:
I will walk around in 1-4 hour shifts signed in to your account capturing every single Pokemon I come into contact with, activating every Poke Stop I pass and walking nonstop to help hatch your eggs. Ill even send you hourly updates while youre at work/class/on a hot date informing you of any really exciting things Ive come across for you.
AP Stylebook tick of approval
The harbingers of published grammar, AP Stylebook, announced today the rules for writing about Pokmon Go. The official website of Pokmon Go spells the apps name with an accent but AP Stylebook has decreed the accent over the e must disappear. It also deemed the term Pokestop OK (hence why we felt safe using it earlier).
Just to put this in perspective, AP Stylebook only permitted from 1 June of this year that internet could be written without a capital i.
Dead bodies and funeral games
A 19-year-old girl in Wyoming stumbled across a dead body in a river while playing Pokmon Go over the weekend.
I was trying to get a Pokemon from a natural water resource, said Shayla Wiggins. I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water … I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body, she added.
Even if people arent stumbling across dead bodies, they are finding plenty of Pokmon in completely inappropriate places, such as coffins at funerals or next to their wife in hospital giving birth.
O Canada, no Pokmon Go
Our fine neighbors to the north might have Justin Trudeau but they dont have Pokmon Go. At least not officially although many are finding ways of skirting the system through third-party apps. But Canadians still have their sense of humor, creating piles of memes about the Pokmon Go shortage.