Police Using Rare Pokemon Go Character To Try To Catch Fugitives


Trying to take advantage of Pokémon GO mania and the stupidity of the average criminal, the police department in New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester, announced on Saturday that one of the most elusive characters from the game has appeared in their booking area. However, only a select few are being invited to capture it.

"Attention all area Pokemon Go players: We have recently found out that there is a Charizard in our booking area," reads the post, "With the Charizard being such a rare character, we are only inviting a specific number of people. If your name appears on the following list you are one of the lucky ones. Come down to the station to capture Charizard. Hurry before the Charizard leaves!"

At the bottom of the post is a link to Manchester's "Most Wanted" list. Oh, you sly dogs.

Pokémon GO -Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side. Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!