Pokémon Go Safety Tips

Pokémon Go surpassed Candy Crush Saga to become the most popular mobile game of all time with the highest amount of active users ever recorded. Here are some tips to keep in mind while playing:

Like the game says, be aware of your surroundings.

Don’t play while driving or walking around roads or parking lots. Also, be mindful of your own hiking skill level if you take on challenging terrain while trying to catch that elusive Dratini.

If you plan to play for an extended period, prepare yourself!

You should always stretch before exercising. Also, consider taking water with you, it’s hot out there.

Be respectful of real world locations like museums, hospitals, or churches.

Some public spaces may take exception to random trainers walking through checking in at a Pokestop. Use your best judgment.

Be careful late at night or visiting remote locations.

There have been some reports of robberies. Don’t put yourself in dangerous situations.

Encourage others to play with you.

It is more fun to play with other people, and they can get some exercise too!


Some local animal shelters encourage the community to take their dogs for walks. Why not stop by and walk a dog while you play?

  1. Saving Grace Animals for Adoption
  2. Wake GOV Animal Center
  3. SPCA of Wake County