Pokemon Go players turn up at Hells Angels headquarters looking for pokestop

Whanganui's Hells Angels headquarters is getting extra traffic as users show up searching for a "pokestop".

Whanganui's Hells Angels headquarters is getting extra traffic as users show up searching for a "pokestop".

Pokemon Go is getting people out and about, with one stop taking Kiwis to a gang pad. 

The augmented reality app exploded in popularity at the weekend with thousands of Kiwis wandering around capturing Pokemon and claiming "gyms" based on real world landmarks. 

Whanganui's Hells Angels headquarters is getting extra traffic as users show up searching for a "pokestop" – a site where players can pick up items such as pokeballs, eggs, and potions. 

Whanganui's Hells Angels headquarters is getting extra traffic as users show up searching for a "pokestop".
RICKY WILSON/FAIRFAX NZ

Whanganui's Hells Angels headquarters is getting extra traffic as users show up searching for a "pokestop".

The Kaikokopu Road address in Aramoho made it onto Facebook page Only In New Zealand and has received more than 1000 comments. 

READ MORE:
Pokemon Go takes New Zealand by storm
* How to capture that elusive Pokemon Go gym: A kayak
Pokemon Go used to lure robbery victims
New Zealand leads world in Pokemon reality game

The Hells Angels motorcycle club founded a chapter in Auckland in 1961 – the first outside the US – and has since taken over gangs in Whanganui. 

New Zealand Police have warned Pokemon Go players against "going onto private property in search of a cartoon character".

However, American players have got into worse situations. 

In Missouri in the United States suspects used the app's geolocation feature to target "unwitting victims" to an isolated trap. Local police believe robbers set up a beacon at a pokestop within the game to lure people in and rob them at gunpoint. 

Ad Feedback

One teen found a dead body floating in a river near her US home. 

Shayla Wiggins, 19, from Wyoming, told KTVQ she was "trying to get a Pokemon from a natural water resource" when she made the grim find in a river.

"I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water. I had to take a second look and I realised it was a body ... It was pretty shocking."

Have you ended up chasing Pokemon in weird locations? Email us at newstips@stuff.co.nz. 

 - Stuff

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback