So that game has taken the world by fire. huh?, well, there is a way to get other people to gather to where you are, with an item called incense, it lures pokemon to where you are and other people can also go after the pokemon.
I thought the whole pokemon go was pretty innocent until I found out about the item, and how effective it is, I saw this video on youtube, it's a USA based tv show in Spanish called "al rojo vivo", they used the item and successfully lured teenagers to their location, and proceeded to ask them questions on camera about sexual predators, they didn't know what that meant.
Nintendo should get niantic to regulate that incense so only the user is affected by it, I've already seen lots of discussion on how this could be used to get people to go to where they can be mugged, or worse. Imagine kids being sexually abused because they were attracted to a location convenient to the predator.
I couldn't stand by and do nothing so I tried contacting nintendo about it, after an hour of searching for the most appropriate means I found a corporate responsibility email, just so they could respond saying that I should contact the pokemon company. Well, I did that, and I got an automated response on how everyone on the pokemon website can see other people's info on pokemon go or something like that. I rejected that as a solution and I'm waiting for an answer.
I know that just one person won't get them to change that before someone gets hurt, I would appreciate it if more people contacted them about changing the mechanics of the incense lure item.
This is how you do it.
go to this address http://support.pokemon.com/
You need to make a pokemon account, after you get one, go back to that website, it should take you to a screen with three tabs, you'll need to go to the second one "request support", right bellow click "ask a question", on product select "other/pokemon go" and write them asking them to change the incense so it only affects the user, because it's dangerous and people could be lured to places where they will be harmed, they could get mugged or raped like this.
Then we'll see what happens
Edit: Well, they responded, they told me to contact niantic, I kind of saw it coming. Niantic doesn't have any means of contact on this sort of things, you can contact them about other things like reporting inappropriate behavior... so I pretty much don't know if there is anything else I can do.
Edited by Rick, 25 July 2016 - 05:53 PM.