It’s been just short of a month since the
zombie apocalypse broke out Pokemon Go was launched in the United States and after weeks of being taunted by rumors of its arrival and social media users bragging about their successful midnight journeys to Central Park, Argentina can finally join in on the, slightly dangerous, fun.
However, while some New Yorkers seem just fine leaving their car in the middle of the street, keys in the ignition, to stumble after a digital monster, some Argentines are worried about their phones getting stolen from their cold hands while trying to catch a Vaporeon.
Among those concerned are the Casa Rosada and your everyday porteños.
— Casa Rosada (@CasaRosada) August 4, 2016
“Pay attention. Avoid accidents.”
POKEMON GO IS FINALLY OUT IN ARGENTINA HELL YEAH TIME TO CA- wait oh yeah if i go out with my phone here i’ll probably get robbed and killed
— Katy // 10 DAYS (@Anonymous_Katy) August 3, 2016
Players walk with their chins tucked to their chests and phones stretched out in front of them as if they were lightsabers and Darth Vader were before them threatening to turn their twin sister to the dark side, so it’s no wonder people are worried about a spike in cell phone theft.
However, this is not a foreign concept to all Pokemon Go players, there have been various arrests throughout the United States of cell phone thieves targeting or taking advantage of Pokemon Go players.
ojala salgan a la calle a jugar pokemon go y les roben el celular
— ???? (@p4to_) August 4, 2016
“I hope that go out to the street to play pokemon go and get their phones stolen.”
Cuando salió el Pokemon GO para Argentina tendrían que haber puesto la detección de turros en el mapa, cosa de evitar que te roben.
— Fede (@Fedudg) August 3, 2016
“When Pokemon GO arrived in Argentina they should have put up a thief detection on the map, to avoid being robbed.”
I would like to think that Argentina will have learned from other players’ Pokemon Go mistakes but this game has powers that we haven’t encountered before, so I expect nothing less than stampedes in every park.
olvidate que yo también voy a ser un boludo mas jugando al pokemon go cuando salga, quiero a pikachu a toda costa
— Fran (@fran_cepeda22) August 1, 2016
“Forget about it, I’ll also be an idiot playing Pokemon Go when it arrives, I want pikachu at all costs.”
Be smart out there kids and be sure to look up every once in a while.
Yo abriendo pokemon go pic.twitter.com/11eJmG3AEl
— Pokémon Go Argentina (@PokemonGoArgen) July 26, 2016
“I’m opening pokemon go”
— daniel godoy (@goddy_18) August 4, 2016
“So that they don’t rob me”
Eso verde arriba a la derecha es Plaza Once. Los cositos azules no sé si son pokémones o pungas. pic.twitter.com/clvu3vy8u5
— Facundo Falduto (@elfaco) August 3, 2016
“This green up there to the right is Plaza Once. I don’t know if the little blue things are pokemons or pickpockets.”
— Egolatresku (@Diegonegri6) August 4, 2016
“The people are crazy looking for pokemons”
— Anibal Litvin (@AnibalLitvin) August 4, 2016
“A strategy to attract clients #PokemonGoArg”
— Tucu López (@TucuLopez) August 4, 2016
“I gave myself over to #pokemon fever and I left for the streets with mate in hand because #pikachu. Goodbye dignity?”
— El Mágico (@guaschetti) August 3, 2016
“The taxis are already against #PokemonGoArgentina”
— Seba Buzzalino (@SLBuzzalino) August 4, 2016
“The only pokeball that I’m interested in”