The Pokemon Go craze has wrought havoc on some Sydney Parks. At Rhodes, in two of the most traffic sites worldwide, not only have park surfaces been destroyed but emergency services have been disrupted attempting to access residential buildings.
Pokémon GO) is a location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. Making use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices, the game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world. Players travel to real places, such as parks, to ‘capture’ the Pokemon.
At this stage, it appears that Willoughby parks are safe as the virtual locations within the Willoughby area are located in shopping centres.