Pokémon GO Death Tracker

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Deaths Injuries
Date Source Deaths Injuries
Nov 15, 2022 Canterbury man playing Pokemon Go left with serious head injuries after being attacked by teenagers at Sturry recreation ground - 1
Aug 18, 2022 Two crows decided to wreck a Pokémon GO player in Japan during Pokémon GO Fest - 1
Jul 15, 2022 Man shot and killed while playing Pokémon GO with 7-year-old daughter at park in Evanston 1 -
May 24, 2022 Pokémon Go player is murdered in Mexico 1 -
May 26, 2020 A game of Pokemon Go — was what started a shooting in the City of Tonawanda that left one man dead and a police detective injured 1 1
Feb 05, 2020 Pokémon Go player who was hunting for Pikachu is knifed in the neck after he refused to give a stranger $5 and a cigarette 1 -
Oct 21, 2019 Police investigate shooting death of witness to suspected armed robbery 1 -
Jul 21, 2019 43-Year-Old Pokémon GO Player Arrested After Fight Over In-Game Gym - 1
Dec 03, 2018 Man has leg amputated after falling on to railway tracks while playing Pokemon Go - 1
Nov 19, 2018 Pokémon Go player, pregnant woman victims of Minneapolis weekend shootings, police say - 1
Oct 28, 2018 Pokemon Go player punched and kicked in 'nasty, cowardly' street attack - 1
Oct 02, 2018 A Vigil for a Friend Follows Second Rogers Park Murder in Two Days 1 -
Sep 13, 2018 Girl guilty on all counts in Sobieraj's death 1 -
Jun 19, 2018 Father and son beat man over Pokémon Go dispute - 1
Apr 16, 2018 85-year-old woman fatally struck by driver playing Pokemon Go 1 -
Nov 04, 2017 Tacoma Police seek tips to ID suspect who killed well-loved Pokemon Go player 1 -
May 15, 2017 Pokemon GO Player Suffers Serious Injury, Loses Sight in One Eye - 1
Mar 1, 2017 Man died of heart attack moments after catching rare Pokemon Lapras 1 -
Feb 20, 2017 Woman playing Pokémon Go seriously injured in shooting - 1
Jan 26, 2017 Chesapeake man killed by security guard was playing "Pokémon Go," says family's lawyer 1 -
Dec 18, 2016 Deputies: Clearwater teacher was playing ‘Pokemon Go’ when he hit 2 pedestrians - 2
Dec 07, 2016 Young woman suffers multiple injuries during Pokemon hunt in Chesterfield - 1
Dec 04, 2016 Teenage boy seriously injured after being smashed through windscreen when hit by a car while playing Pokémon Go - 1
Nov 30, 2016 No investigation in claim deputy told to omit Pokemon Go from fatal accident report 1 -
Oct 26, 2016 9-year-old boy killed by truck driver playing Pokemon Go in central Japan 1 -
Oct 14, 2016 Police: Intoxicated motorcyclist kills boy playing Pokémon Go 1 2
Oct 05, 2016 Britain’s first Pokemon Go murder? Supermarket worker ‘beaten to death in car park over mobile phone game’ 1 -
Sep 18, 2016 Pokémon Go streamer mugged live on Twitch - 1
Sep 12, 2016 Crane driver in fatal Kyoto crash was playing ‘Pokemon Go,’ court documents show 1 -
Aug 28, 2016 Men assaulted while playing Pokemon Go on Adelaide beach - 2
Aug 25, 2016 Second deadly road accident linked to ‘Pokemon Go’ in Japan 1 -
Aug 25, 2016 Pokemon Go player injured in crash at WSU west campus - 1
Aug 24, 2016 Woman hit by vehicle in Japan's first Pokemon Go-related death 1 1
Aug 23, 2016 Man suffers injury after falling on South Shields cliffs while playing Pokemon Go - 1
Aug 18, 2016 Police identify LeClaire Park stabbing victim 1 -
Aug 12, 2016 Two hurt after hit by car while playing ‘Pokemon Go’ - 2
Aug 11, 2016 Pokemon Go craze claims its first Greek casualty - 1
Aug 09, 2016 Hays man, 38, struck by vehicle while playing Pokemon Go - 1
Aug 08, 2016 Reporter falls off motorcycle while playing Pokemon Go - 1
Aug 07, 2016 Man killed while playing 'Pokemon Go' in park near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf 1 -
Aug 03, 2016 Dayton man robbed while playing Pokemon Go - 1
Jul 30, 2016 Pokémon GO death: Woman dragged 70 meters by stolen car 1 -
Jul 29, 2016 ‘Pokémon Go’ player beaten, robbed in Davis - 1
Jul 28, 2016 Danish Pokémon hunter killed in traffic accident 1 -
Jul 27, 2016 Pokemon GO stabbing: Three men knifed after fight breaks out over popular mobile game in city park - 4
Jul 27, 2016 San Jose Pokémon Go player tells of being slashed in face by suspicious bystander - 1
Jul 27, 2016 Pokemon Go player robbed at Desert Breeze Park - 2
Jul 26, 2016 Man robbed, assaulted, shot while playing Pokemon Go in Columbus park - 1
Jul 25, 2016 Gunman gets shot by Pokemon Go player he tried to rob - 2
Jul 25, 2016 Be safe out there: Saskatoon man warns Pokemon Go players after bear spray attack - 3
Jul 25, 2016 Police: Man assaults niece over Pokemon Go dispute - 1
Jul 24, 2016 Police arrest Brewer woman accused of Pokemon Go-related hit-and-run - 1
Jul 23, 2016 Man robbed, stabbed while playing 'Pokemon Go' - 1
Jul 23, 2016 2 Pokemon Go players, allegedly drunk, crash cars into trees in Wisconsin - 2
Jul 22, 2016 First Pokemon GO Related Injury Japan Has Already Happened - 1
Jul 22, 2016 Woman who disappeared while playing Pokemon GO in Brisbane is found dead 1 -
Jul 22, 2016 Woman in York County robbed while playing 'Pokemon Go,' deputies say - 1
Jul 22, 2016 Pokémon Go player robbed of phone - 1
Jul 20, 2016 Pokémon GO 'sees its first death after 18-year-old breaks into house to catch virtual animal but is shot' 1 1
Jul 18, 2016 Police say 'Pokemon Go' player stabbed in North Carolina - 1
Jul 14, 2016 Two assaults related to Pokemon Go reported in Central Texas - 3
Jul 13, 2016 ‘Pokemon Go’ players fall off 90-foot ocean bluff - 2
Jul 13, 2016 Man Playing 'Pokemon Go' Stabbed in Anaheim Park - 1
Jul 12, 2016 Pokemon Go Player Bit By Real Snake in North Texas Park - 1
Jul 12, 2016 Pokemon Go Hunt Ends With Punch To The Face, Robbery And Trip To The ER - 1
Jul 12, 2016 Mom says teenage daughter hit by car in Tarentum after playing ‘Pokemon Go' - 1
Jul 12, 2016 "Pokémon Go" Nearly Claims First Victim - 1
Jul 10, 2016 'Pokemon Go' fan stabbed while playing game, continues mission to 'catch 'em all' after attack - 1
 
Honorable Mentions (not included in count) Deaths Injuries
Apr 2022 Man jailed for using Pokemon Go to control ex-partner - 1
Mar 14, 2022 Former Pennsylvania mayor gets prison time in Pokemon Go shooting - -
Mar 31, 2020 Coronavirus lockdown results in police stopping man from playing 'Pokémon GO' - -
Aug 15, 2019 Trooper finds parked driver playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones - -
Aug 12, 2019 Pokemon Go player urges gamers to carry naloxone after saving overdose victims -1 -
Apr 22, 2019 Hostile Pokemon GO Confrontation Ends With a Restraining Order - -
Jul 19, 2018 'Angry church seagull keeps attacking me and all I want to do is play Pokemon Go' says Devon man - 1?
Apr 22, 2018 Pokémon GO Helps Find Missing Man With Dementia - -
Dec 15, 2017 Man's Car Stolen in Oklahoma While Playing 'Pokemon Go' - -
Nov 21, 2017 Death by Pokémon GO: The Economic and Human Cost of Using Apps While Driving - -
2017 Famous suicide spot turned Pokémon GO hotspot reports zero deaths so far in 2017 - -
Dec 18, 2016 Pokemon Go players credited with saving lives in weekend warehouse fire -2 -
Sep 09, 2016 The alt-right is trying to recruit children via the ‘Pokémon Go Nazi Challenge’ - -
Sep 05, 2016 Russian Blogger Faces Up to 5 Years in Jail for Playing Pokémon Go in Church - -
Jul 20, 2016 Police draw guns, mistake Iowa defensive lineman who was playing Pokemon Go for bank robber - -
Jul 20, 2016 Driver slams into Baltimore cop car while playing Pokemon Go - -
Jul 16, 2016 Pokemon Go leads man with arrest warrant to police station - -
Jul 8, 2016 Wyoming teen playing new Pokemon game on phone discovers body - -