The Pokemon Go fever is now a concern for Indonesian government as the game has become increasingly popular among children and teenagers.. The government has been warned to closely monitor potential threats posed by Pokemon Go, Nintendo’s new mobile augmented-reality game app. Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu also warned Pokeman Go users on Monday that their game may be used by foreign countries to detect sensitive information.

Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company. It was released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices.The time has finally come for you to venture beyond the regions of Kanto, Johto, Sinnoh and more to catch ’em all. The long-anticipated Pokémon Go — an augmented reality mobile edition of the popular Nintendo franchise — has finally launched into app stores for both iOS and Android users.

The game utilizes the GPS (Global Positioning System) smartphone feature to allow users to hunt and catch Pokemon characters in augmented reality, oft leading players to track characters in security sensitive places such as state and presidential palaces, government buildings, police and military offices.

“Among other concerns, the players have begun to hunt the Pokemon characters at dangerous and or restricted locations,” Tantowi Yahya, deputy chairman of the House of Representatives’ Commission I overseeing information, intelligence, defense and foreign affairs told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

“This should be of concern to the government,” he added. The ministry have been monitoring the game since it was first launched earlier this month, to ensure its security, Information and Communication Ministry spokesman Ismail Cawidu said.

The funny thing is actually not the fact that the youngsters do play the game avidly, but many productive hours will be gone due to government staffs who are busy “monitoring” this addictively new gaming formats. However, if you are looking for a treasure hunt with pokemon Go in Batam, you may contact us for details 😀

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