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PopWrapped | Gaming

Pokemon GO Helped Woman Discover Cheating Boyfriend

Roxanne Powell | PopWrapped Author

Roxanne Powell

Updated 07/17/2016 7:28pm
Pokemon GO Helped Woman Discover Cheating Boyfriend | pokemon go
Media Courtesy of Forbes

A New York resident just found out her boyfriend cheated on her by tracking his Pokemon GO activity!

Pokemon GO may be fresh out of its beta stage, but it's already caught the attention of several thousand users, all intent on catching every Pokemon in the known universe.

It's even helped alert authorities to the location of murder victims and robberies in progress.

The app's geolocation feature (you know, that handy background feature that helps the app figure out where you are on the map) even helps users figure out where their friends have caught Pokemon.

That's exactly what happened to Evan Scribner of Queens, NY. He made the mistake of catching a Pokemon while "hanging out" with his ex in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn.

"She saw that I had caught a Pokémon while at my ex's house," Scribner toldThe NY Post.

Since finding out Evan has been sharing his pokeballs, his girlfriend has refused to talk to him. Now it appears Evan is back on the market.

Since the app's official release, it's only available in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. Two days after it went live, it was downloaded on 5.16% of all US Android devices, according to SimilarWeb.

It's even become more popular than Tinder!

On average, users have Pokemon GO open for 43 minutes, 23 seconds a day. This is higher than any social media app available on the market.

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For those who can't get the official app yet, there's always an APK, which allows users to bypass the official app store. APKmirror.com traffic spiked over the course of a single day, with a large portion of users searching for "pokemon go apk."

Pokemon GO's popularity has provided a surge in Nintendo Co's stock, more than 20% since their best one day move in 1983.

Sorry, Evan. All the more reason to be careful where you catch 'em all.

 
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