Pokemon Go banned in Iran

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Pokemon Go has been banned in Iran because of security concerns.

The decision was taken by a body known as the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body overseeing online activity.

Iran is the first country to issue a ban of Pokemon Go, a game that challenges players to visit real-world locations to catch cartoon monsters.

The game uses a phone’s GPS capability and camera to put people right in the game. If a hunter sees a monster at the end of a street, it will be the street they are standing on, and they have to get there quickly in order to grab the prey.

Indonesia has banned police officers from playing the game while on duty, and in France a player was arrested last month after straying on to a military base while trying to catch Pokemon.

Pokemon are “pocket monsters” that players are encouraged to track down and catch. Different Pokemon have different attributes and to capture the higher ranked monsters players have to work up through the ranks.

18 Responses

  1. I played Pokemon (not GO, the actual Nintendo games) before it was cool and everyone knew what it was. I was a fan before Pokemon Go came out and everyone played it.

  2. this is so sad but i understand where they are coming from it is all so dangerous

  3. Nice, I don’t like Pokemon Go, so I wouldn’t mind if they banned it from NZ. No offence to the people who likes to play it.:)

  4. Well I don’t Mind If They Banned It In New Zealand Cause I don’t even play it and I Think My Brother Will be Sad If It Was Banned Cause He Plays It and he likes it and its sort of not safe and some people plays it when there driving.

  5. I actually think it is fine to banned this game. It could reduce the amount of injuries that are happening because of this game.

  6. pokemon actually used to be “pocket monsters” then that guy who made them changed it into pokemon. how? pokemon: poke-short word of pocket, mon-short word of monsters.
    so it is POKEMON!

  7. Um.. Well Pokemon Go really hit it off, starting off with stealing and abuse but now being banned in IRAN?????

  8. Honestly, I think the game is more trouble than it’s worth and glad it’s banned SOMEWHERE.

  9. Whoever is reading this, just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it should be banned, other people have different opinions.

  10. I played and watched Pokemon before it was cool, it kind of makes me annoyed when people just suddenly like it now that its popular. I myself like the game and play it quite often but I recommend people do research about Pokemon before they play the Game so they will know everything about it.

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