Pokemon GO players were enjoying the mobile game from the safety of their car when a neighbor called the police on them. The Trainers then received a Nintendo-themed cake as an apology.
Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as the augmented reality title had players from around the world leaving their house to catch their favorite characters outside.
However a mother and daughter playing the Nintendo game were interrupted during their session after a neighbor suspicious of their activities actually called the police on them.
The 2016 Pokemon mobile game became a cultural phenomena.
Pokemon GO apology cake
The story was picked up when Minnesota resident Amy Kellems made a post on social media explaining the whole ordeal. The mother decided to hop in the car with her daughter and play the Pokemon title, but were later confronted by police in her own driveway.
“Kylie and I were pulled over in the driveway the other day “for multiple calls” about a suspicious car pulling over a lot in the neighborhood. After explaining to the officer that I do in fact live here, he let me go,” she wrote.
However the story doesn’t end there. According to Kellems, the neighbor who had called the police saw her social media post, and dropped off a Pokemon-themed cake with the words “Sorry we called the cops on you” written on it. The Trainer posted a picture of the dessert online.
The neighbor sent a cake to apologize.
The post went viral and at the time of writing has over 17k likes and 5.3k comments. While the mom seems to have found the humor in it, she also admitted, “This was not the first time this has happened to us.”
While Pokemon has long been a family-friendly experience, the mobile game’s mash-up with the real world can lead to some pretty dicey situations. Thankfully, this incident ended with a cake, and it seemed the neighbor was genuinely sorry.
Excitement is building for the Pokemon Go Halloween 2020 event, with players wondering which species will be the headliner and what potential changes will be in the works for the mobile game.
One thing is for certain, this year’s spooky season is going to be a little different for everyone.
We may not see as many children on the streets, or people dressed up to celebrate the holiday, but it’s really a time for developers of video games to push the boat out for those reasons.
If you weren’t expecting much from Pokemon Go this year, think again. The teasers are already rolling out, so let’s take a look at everything we know so far.
Pokemon G last received its big update for the beginning of August. So, what’s next?
When is the Pokemon Go Halloween update coming out?
Pokemon Go always goes big for the Halloween event. This year, it’s expected to start up sometime in the last week of October.
Last year, developers kicked off proceedings on October 17, which was a Thursday, so we should expect to see a similar timeline followed this time around. Once we have official confirmation, we will update this article.
Pokemon Go Halloween teaser
On October 18, Pokemon Go on Twitter revealed a big teaser for the event.
Yamask, which evolves into Runerigus in the Galar Region, features in a short promo video, emerging from the smoke.
Shedninja features in the spooky month’s research encounter.
October Legendary Raid Boss schedule
Three Legendary Raid Bosses were confirmed for October, though some have already been and gone.
In a blog post, referencing further additions to the list, Niantic said: “Stay tuned for details about a special Raid Boss that’ll be available to challenge during our Halloween event! Each week in October, there’ll be a Raid Hour event on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. local time featuring that week’s Legendary Raid Boss in five-star raids.”
Zapdos in five-star raids: Friday, September 25 (1PM) to Friday, October 2 (1PM. PDT (GMT −7).
Moltres in five-star raids: Friday, October 2 (1PM) to Friday, October 9 (1PM. PDT (GMT −7).
Origin Form Girantina: Friday, October 9 (1PM) to Friday, October 23 (1PM PDT (GMT −7).
In their October 16 post, they stated the following had been found:
Galarian Ponyta is one of many Galar Region Pokedex entries mentioned in the leak.
New Pokedex Entries
Yanmask Top Hat
Crown Tundra Clothing
Halloween Box Names
Halloween Research – A Spooky Message Unmasked
Spiritomb (and maybe wild spawns)
Whether or not these features will be coming soon as part of the Halloween content remains to be seen, though a mention of “spooky message” and “spooky pose” would appear to be huge indications of the inevitable.
We shall soon see what content is coming up next, but based on these leaks, it’s going to be a big event this year. We’ll continue to update this article as news breaks, but as of October 19, all details are up to date.