For those of you that have been under a rock for the last few weeks Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality game based on the Pokemon Franchise that has been taking the world by storm since it’s release. Although not yet officially available for download in this Country, according to Google Trends Costa Rica is currently ranked at #2 on the list of Countries searching for Pokemon Go. According to my friend Bob Costa Rica is also ranked at #2 for illegal downloads which is why you will see so many Ticos playing it already. If you are in Costa Rica and you haven’t at least tried to download the app yet it’s probably because you are not a virgin.
The game allows users to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout real world locations while making use of the GPS and the camera features of the player’s smart phone or tablet. Although so far no deaths have been directly linked to the new popular Smartphone App, I think we can all agree that it wont be long after it’s released here before Pokemon related fatalities start making local headlines. So in an effort to beat La Extra to the punch The CR post presents the top 5 ways to die playing Pokemon Go in Costa Rica.
#5. Falling into a giant pot hole
#4. Catching a stray bullet in Leon XIII
#3. Getting Hit by a Car
#2. Getting Hit by a Train
#1. Getting shot for your phone