iPhone Containing Pokemon Go App
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Origin

Unknown

Type

Phone containing Application

Effects

Hypnotizes people into doing dangerous things

Downsides

Could lead to harm or death

Activation

Using

Collected by

Agent Jacob Torres

Section

Babbage-1822

Date of Collection

07.28.16

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Pokemon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by the company Niantic for iOS, Android and Apple Watch devices. In the game, players use a mobile device's GPS capability to locate, capture, battle and train virtual creatures, called Pokemon, who appear on screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player. The game supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items. The app was criticized for using locations such as cemeteries and memorials as sites to catch Pokemon, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum just to list a few. People were known to enter dangerous places, such as walking into traffic, no trespassing areas, even off cliffs. Those who were caught trespassing were often threatened with physical hard. The device is a simple white iPhone 6, it is only able to play the game and nothing else.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Hypnotizes people into doing dangerous things, for example walking into traffic. Can be paired with Pokemon watch to control another person, works with any device but only the phone is an artifact.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Officer 1 - "Stupid kid walked right into traffic, lucky to be alive."

Officer 2 - "He was distracted by his phone."

Officer 1 - "Doesn't matter, witnesses say he never looked up from the phone even after getting hit by the first of the two cars."

While the officers were distracted, outside James McLarson's hospital room, Jake was able to snag the evidence bag, switching a normal phone with the artifact before returning it to the Warehouse. The most advanced game on his phone was snake and he was glad to keep it that way.

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