We’re at the point with this “Pokémon GO” craze that all sorts of madness is going on. People are falling off cliffs, driving into parked cop cars, and finding dead bodies — all while playing “Pokémon GO.”
Unbelievably, the craziest thing to happen yet is a handful of players finding Pokémon that seemingly no one else in the world has. There’s the case of Ditto, the Pokémon that no one has found.
Here’s a video with someone who claims to have found Ditto in Los Angeles:
And then there’s all the Legendary Pokémon. Supposedly one woman in Ohio was gifted one of the Legendary Pokémon by the game’s creator, Niantic Labs, after filing a complaint.
Here’s a video of that:
When Niantic was reached by Geek.com about the supposed appearance of Legendary Pokémon in the game:
“[The Articuno] was not from Niantic. It’s either a spoof or someone hacked the game,” a representative told Geek.com.
There are, of course, ways to fake certain Pokémon in the game. It seemed that this had happened with Articuno.
But we were told by a Niantic Labs representative on Wednesday morning that some Legendary Pokémon are legitimately out in the wild. Weirder yet, they’re being revoked by the company.
Here’s the full quote:
“We recently noticed that a few Legendary Pokémon got into a few accounts when they shouldn’t have. To preserve the game’s integrity and as a measure of fairness, we have rectified the situation and revoked the legendary Pokémon from the Trainers’ accounts.”
When we asked what’s going on with Ditto (who isn’t a Legendary Pokémon, but is still missing the game), we heard nothing back. It’s not clear how many Legendary Pokémon are out there, or how they were received, or… really anything. A lot of this situation is really unclear, and without specific messaging from Niantic, we’re left in the dark (as are the tens of millions of people playing “Pokémon GO” around the world). Here’s hoping we hear more soon.