Strange Places Pokestops Have Been Found With Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go and The PokeStops

So Pokemon Go has been released in several countries around the world and everyone is getting out and exercising and conversing with each other. The Pokestops are built in to give people more Pokeballs and thus catch more Pokemon. The Pokestops are located in populated areas, which gets players out of their house and into their community. Another brilliant idea by the creators Niantic was to make most common places like churches, popular restaurants and art or monuments as the central places to find Pokestops. However, some of the places, have given some Redditors reason to pause as they are found in the most peculiar of places and it appears that the game is describing the places on a whim.

You can follow the subreddit Shitty Pokestops to see all the unusual places people around the world have found their Pokestops. These are just a few of my favorites.

Creepy Statues

So a lot of the pokestops are artwork or street murals and things like that. It is meant to get people out and exploring their cities and towns in ways they may not have before. This means, these places are getting a lot of attention and sometimes, it's a little creepy.

This sculpture of a man made of pebbles, doesn't really look too creepy at first glance, but when you pair it with the description, it may be a bit of TMI for some modest players.
This sculpture of a man made of pebbles, doesn't really look too creepy at first glance, but when you pair it with the description, it may be a bit of TMI for some modest players.
This is just a creepy face and it is probably quite alarming to have to hang out by in order to get your Pokemon fix.
This is just a creepy face and it is probably quite alarming to have to hang out by in order to get your Pokemon fix.
This sexy frog is sure to be enjoying its visitors. Given the sexual nature of this frog's pose, one can speculate if it's art or nudity and should it be included in the game with children playing. They may come up against some santimommies outcries.
This sexy frog is sure to be enjoying its visitors. Given the sexual nature of this frog's pose, one can speculate if it's art or nudity and should it be included in the game with children playing. They may come up against some santimommies outcries.
Just what the description says tells it all. It is indeed a very creepy statue and making it of a small child could be akin to a doll - making some with that phobia skittish.
Just what the description says tells it all. It is indeed a very creepy statue and making it of a small child could be akin to a doll - making some with that phobia skittish.

Churches and Memorials

Upon looking into the strangest places to find Pokestops, I found that a lot of memorials for "unborn" or "aborted" babies were listed. As well as a majority of churches around the world. Social media is spinning the tale of Pokemon Go sending people to church and churches are finding an influx of attendance. Though if it's just for the Pokeballs or the worship, is anyone's guess. However, it appears that Pokemon Go holds the lives of the aborted very dear to their heart the amount of memorials and plaques dedicated to this specifically being featured as a Pokestop in many places.

The door to this church of Scientology is a Pokestop with the description of "Portal to beyond" giving many players the sense that Niantic and Pokemon Go is trolling the community.
The door to this church of Scientology is a Pokestop with the description of "Portal to beyond" giving many players the sense that Niantic and Pokemon Go is trolling the community.
This is one of many memorials to "unborn" and "aborted" babies praying for Jesus to lift them up and hold them dear. And apparently gather players around in solidarity.
This is one of many memorials to "unborn" and "aborted" babies praying for Jesus to lift them up and hold them dear. And apparently gather players around in solidarity.
This memorial to Adolf Hitler comes as quite a shock to me. While it's a memorial, it is not to an upstanding citizen and to have an homage to this particular person on the game, may be found in poor taste.
This memorial to Adolf Hitler comes as quite a shock to me. While it's a memorial, it is not to an upstanding citizen and to have an homage to this particular person on the game, may be found in poor taste.
While not a memorial, but a grave marker, the name of this particular deceased person seems to be the butt of the joke in creating a not so subtle innuendo that the game uses to play on words throughout  a majority of Pokestops.
While not a memorial, but a grave marker, the name of this particular deceased person seems to be the butt of the joke in creating a not so subtle innuendo that the game uses to play on words throughout a majority of Pokestops.

Spirituality and Culture Icons

Along the same lines as churches, it appears that the game has incorporated some interesting statues or art based around the religious icons and/or culture icons of the places they are located. From Jesus with a fun caption to a clearly stoned Spongebob graffiti art, it's not hard to discern that eye catching and interesting and possibly a bit controversial in some places, is what the developers were going for.

While Spongebob is not exactly kid friendly on a normal scale, given all their innuendos and such, this is clearly not a kid friendly street art and could raise eyebrows of the more conservative of players.
While Spongebob is not exactly kid friendly on a normal scale, given all their innuendos and such, this is clearly not a kid friendly street art and could raise eyebrows of the more conservative of players.
Its almost as if this statue of Jesus is raising the roof or questioning the despair around the world and the lack of humanity we have been seeing. Just imagine the selfies or Pokemon pictures that have been snapped on Jesus' shoulder!
Its almost as if this statue of Jesus is raising the roof or questioning the despair around the world and the lack of humanity we have been seeing. Just imagine the selfies or Pokemon pictures that have been snapped on Jesus' shoulder!
With the wording of this caption, it makes it seem a lot more brutal than a simple child's game when you hit a pinata. It reads, if you are of that mind, to be more violent than playful and fun with candy coming out of all the holes.
With the wording of this caption, it makes it seem a lot more brutal than a simple child's game when you hit a pinata. It reads, if you are of that mind, to be more violent than playful and fun with candy coming out of all the holes.
This sculpture looks to have some spiritual significance or perhaps it's just a nice bronze statue of hanging dolls. Either way, it is a bit odd in the placement of the Pokestops and has probably creeped a lot of people out.
This sculpture looks to have some spiritual significance or perhaps it's just a nice bronze statue of hanging dolls. Either way, it is a bit odd in the placement of the Pokestops and has probably creeped a lot of people out.

The Innuendo is Strong In this One

There's no doubt that Pokemon Go is a game for everyone. Of all ages. And should be enjoyed by all. Though, there seems to be an affinity for the adult shops and strip clubs, which would give more adult players a slight advantage to their younger counterparts. There is also a prevalence on the pictures shared by the Redditors that there is definitely a lot of play on words insinuating sexual nature of things like Balls and Cocks. All in good fun I'm sure, and have many players just shaking their heads in amusement while their kids happily collect their Pokeballs and Pokemon and aren't really in on the joke.

While not exactly a play on words, but more a literal translation of a penis in public. However, art is in the eye of the beholder, some players may not be too comfortable sitting under his marble stream.
While not exactly a play on words, but more a literal translation of a penis in public. However, art is in the eye of the beholder, some players may not be too comfortable sitting under his marble stream.
Look that face. He looks quite pleased with himself doesn't he. Perhaps he has been visiting the next Pokestop at Showgirls and he's been given his money's worth.
Look that face. He looks quite pleased with himself doesn't he. Perhaps he has been visiting the next Pokestop at Showgirls and he's been given his money's worth.
This is only one of the many strip clubs and adult entertainment sites that have been posted and it begs the question, why the significance and why so many on Niantic's radar.
This is only one of the many strip clubs and adult entertainment sites that have been posted and it begs the question, why the significance and why so many on Niantic's radar.
This cat probably works at the previous Pokestop and she is getting all the money for that college fund, obviously. In the risque red dress and a seductive pose, there's not denying it was picked for shock value as players gather to it.
This cat probably works at the previous Pokestop and she is getting all the money for that college fund, obviously. In the risque red dress and a seductive pose, there's not denying it was picked for shock value as players gather to it.

Where Have You Found PokeStops?

Have you found any interesting or bizarre places for Pokestops. For a free to play game that is geared towards all ages, some might find it hard to swallow that these are less than kid-friendly places in most cases. But what do you think? Is it art? Is it taboo? Is there a deliberate need to make everything dirty and offensive, on the part of the developer? We may never know, but I'm betting its a fun time finding these and other Pokestops in the weirdest of places.

Feel free to share your craziest Pokestop sighting and tell me where you are catching them all!

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CYong74 2 months ago from Singapore

That Pebble Man has the potential to be a legendary Pokémon.

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