6 terrible, terrible places to use Pokemon Go Lures

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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…

Schools

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.

Highways

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.

Cemeteries

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: k_crosland via Flickr

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