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Important Pokemon Go safety tips

Pokemon Go fever is spreading like a wildfire, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The instant success of the smash hit augmented reality game has lined Nintendo's pockets flush with cash. In fact after Pokemon Go launched, Nintendo has never been more profitable. Closing out their trading day with their shares trading higher than rival Sony, Nintendo may be onto the next great thing. Pokemon Go is now the world's biggest mobile game in history, despite the fact it's available in just a few countries.

When you stop to consider over 65 million registered Pokemon Go players, and daily usage that exceeds Twitter or Snapchat, you begin to see how big Pokemon Go really is. Considering the home country of Japan has yet to be able to play the game at all, it's fair to say that Pokemon Go is nothing short of a cultural milestone in many ways. This is all despite several known Pokemon Go bugs and server connectivity issues that have plagued the game since launch. There's been so many players wondering if Pokemon servers are down, that someone's actually built an online tool to check server health.

All of this popularity isn't without a flip side however, as the massive Pokemon Go user base continues to grow, safety has become a serious concern. Pokemon Go players are getting injured while playing the game, which is to be expected when you are walking around with your gaze transfixed on your cell phone. Every day it seems as though a new Pokemon Go news report is showing someone else getting hurt, whether directly or indirectly from Pokemon Go gameplay.

Pokemon Go's meteoric rise to the top has also generated an undercurrent of people who hate Pokemon Go. It's even caused one man to get arrested for making threats to Pokemon Go players. Players are causing traffic accidents, falling off of cliffs and even getting robbed or shot at because of Pokemon Go.

For parents with children playing Pokemon Go, the safety concerns become even more important. Knowing how to stay safe playing Pokemon Go will become increasingly more vital to enjoying Pokemon Go responsibly. Without the right mindset and awareness, Pokemon Go is not only dangerous to play but can be hazardous to non-players as well. This is what our guide to stay safe playing Pokemon Go is for, to help players keep themselves safe while hunting down their favorite Pokemon.

Want to learn more about Pokemon Go, or need a guide to playing the game? Check out Pokemon Go Den at pokemongoden.com for all the latest in Pokemon Go news and tips. If you haven't already check out our article on the Pokemon Go Pro and how you can win one with our giveaway. Head over to Pokemon Den to learn more.

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Watch your Step

Watch your Step

Whether you are tracking down a Pokemon, trying to find a Pokestop or attempting to catch Pikachu you need to check your surroundings from time to time. Walking around with your head down is a recipe for disaster, and you can save yourself a lot of trouble by periodically watching where you are going. This is one of the most obvious yet harder to follow tips to stay safe playing Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon Go Alerts

Pokemon Go Alerts

Most Pokemon Go players don't know this but you don't need to walk around with your eyes glued to your cell phone. In fact the game will vibrate and notify you when a Pokemon has been uncovered. This is useful when you are going on a Pokewalk and just want to see what Pokemon you can catch. When you are out and about, don't forget that your phone helps you catch them all.

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Catch Pokemon Safely

Catch Pokemon Safely

When a Pokemon reveals himself, take time to stop what you are doing and situate yourself to catch Pokemon. Taking a brief second to pause, look around and find a safe location to throw your Pokeball goes a long way towards being safe playing Pokemon Go. The next time Snorlax or Pikachu appears, don't rush into capture mode and instead remember to stay safe playing Pokemon Go.

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Don't Drive and Play

Don't Drive and Play

Just as you wouldn't use your cell phone to text or tweet while driving, don't drive and play Pokemon Go. Serious injuries could occur when you don't follow this tip to stay safe playing Pokemon Go. Not only that but you risk the lives of pedestrians and drivers around you.

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Sun Protection

Sun Protection

When you are ready to catch Pokemon or take off on your latest Pokewalk, don't forget the proper sun protection. Simple things like a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses go a long way towards staying safe while playing Pokemon Go. In all the excitement of catching them all, don't forget to protect your skin!

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Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

One of the biggest tips to stay safe playing Pokemon Go, water is important to your health especially when you are out and about. Don't let yourself get dehydrated where a long list of other health problems can occur. Keep your water bottle handy when you go to catch Pokemon.

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Consider a Pokemon Go Plus

Consider a Pokemon Go Plus

This exciting Pokemon Go wearable accessory is set for release at the end of the month, and it will definitely reduce injuries while playing Pokemon Go. Without having to keep your cell phone open or your eyes on your screen, the Pokemon Go Plus will notify you and attempt to catch Pokemon all with the push of a button. Easy as that.

The demand for the new Pokemon Go Plus should be very high, and there are so many reasons why you need a Pokemon Go Plus in your life. If you haven't already, enter our Pokemon Go Plus giveaway at Pokemon Den where we are giving away 10 of the new wearable accessory. Want to learn more about the Pokemon Go Plus? Check out our article here.