Sunday 11 December 2016

Pokemon Go characters banned from French village

Published 16/08/2016 | 19:26

Bressolles has become the first French municipality to ban Pokemon characters
Bressolles has become the first French municipality to ban Pokemon characters

A French mayor has banned the virtual presence of Pokemon Go characters in his whole village for security reasons and ordered the game's creator to comply with the decree.

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Bressolles Mayor Fabrice Beauvois said on Tuesday that he sent his decree to California-based Niantic Inc and The Pokemon Company to make sure they stop setting up Pokemons in the village of about 800 inhabitants north-east of Lyon.

Mr Beauvois insisted that his order, issued last week, is only targeting companies, not the players.

He said that Bressolles is the first French municipality to issue such a decree.

The mayor denounced the "random and anarchical settlement" of Pokemon characters on the territory of his village without Niantic asking for prior authorisation.

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