6 terrible, terrible places to use Pokemon Go Lures

pokemon go lures

One of the coolest Pokemon Go-related things we’ve seen are businesses using the lure module item to attract people to their premises. The item attracts rare Pokemon to the area for a period of time, allowing players to catch them in the process.

Let’s face it though: there are some businesses and premises that shouldn’t use these items — we picked a few.

Adult stores

No matter your opinion on sex shops, placing a Lure Module to attract customers to Adult World might just result in some under-age people wondering into the store. Not exactly legal.

Or imagine the conversation when a child tries dragging their parent to the store to catch Pokemon. Awkward…


This is pretty self-explanatory. After all, shifty-looking adults at schools are looked down upon. Especially if they’re unintentionally holding their phone up at a group of schoolkids. Dodgy.


We’ve already seen car accidents take place as a result of rare Pokemon being found near busy roads. So imagine the potential for disaster if you placed a lure module on the N1…

Another similarly dangerous area for lures would be intersections, especially when players have been knocked down in general already.

Movie theatres

Placing a lure smack dab in the middle of a movie theatre is another awful idea when you think about it.

It’s already tough having to deal with people using their phones in cinemas as is, nevermind when there’s a Charizard to be had.


We’ve already seen a US cemetery take to Twitter to tell people not to play Pokemon Go on its premises. So we’d certainly say placing a Lure Module in a cemetery is a bad idea then.

Placing a Lure Module at a funeral is probably just as bad though. Crematoriums, on the other hand — how else are you going to get Magmar?

Places of worship

Sure, many Poke Stops and Gyms are churches, but placing a Lure Module at a place of worship is just inviting more tomfoolery.

Actually, now that I think about it, a Lure Module might just be an interesting way to recruit new followers to your religion… Or maybe it just invites awkward people to interrupt your sermon…

Feature image: Mika Baumeister on Unsplash



Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights. sign up

Welcome to Memeburn

Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest in digital insights.