A popular place in Australia to catch Pokemons has been removed from ‘Pokestop’ following complaints by residents of too much shouting throughout the night, people dumping rubbish and cigarette butts and constant traffic jams ever since the craze of the game began.
Hundreds of players of the widely popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go had been coming to the Peg Paterson Park at Rhodes in Australia’s New South Wales state since July 6 because it had three intersecting Pokestops, letting gamers catch large numbers of quality Pokemon.
“There is loud shouting throughout the night, people dumping rubbish and cigarette butts and constant traffic jams,” Sunghoon Choi, who lives near the park, said earlier.
Canada Bay Council had been telling inhabitants to petition the game’s creator, Niantic, to remove some of the Pokestops from the park as it had been spending ratepayers’ money on additional garbage collection and ranger patrols.
The latest update to the app appears to have removed the three Pokestops at the park, ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ reported.
Residents of the area celebrated the end of the mayhem, which included traffic jams, rubbish left scattered in the park, driveways being blocked, noise until the wee hours of the morning and children’s play equipment being used by adult Pokemon players.
Residents were looking forward to “stray trolleys being the biggest issue in the area again,” one citizen wrote on Facebook.