Man's home mistaken as Pokémon GO gym

Man's Home Mistakenly Set as Pokémon Go Gym

(WGN TV) A man in Massachusetts is making the best of an awkward situation after his house was mistakenly set as a Pokémon GO "Poke Stop."

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Boon Sheridan and his wife live in an old church, and his home was set as a Pokémon GO gym -- that's where players can go to train and learn how to fight Pokémon. Since the app launched, dozens of people at a time have been showing up at his house and milling about, playing the game at all hours of the night.

Sheridan has tried to get the location of the gym changed, but as of now you can only report a "Poke Stop" location if it poses physical danger to the players.

Meanwhile, Sheridan's is documenting the entire situation on his Twitter account @boonerang and he seems to be having fun with it despite the annoyance. He even met the owner of the "gym" in the game.

Until the gym location changed, Sheridan has to deal with all the people and their cars showing up at all hours.

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#PokemonGO off to a great start.
Had this little guy in for a pedicure today. #PokemonGo
Weekend plans. #PokemonGO
A dude playing Pokemon Go just almost walked into me on the sidewalk.
This may be the first time in my life I can say "Have to get up early to hit the gym." #PokemonGo
Playing #PokemonGo at night
I think the most awkward part about #PokemonGo is when ur 20 and run into 10 year olds at the same place getting more pokeballs
PokemonGO got me wandering around my neighborhood like:
Fitting that there's a wild rattata on the NYC subway #pokemongo
Realtor: Well? Me: This house doesn't have what I'm looking for Realtor: Sir, are you playing Pokémon Go? Me: Show me one with Jigglypuff
Look what Jess caught while we were waiting in the @Starbucks Drive-Thru! #PokemonGO

The Pokémon GO game has exploded since it launched in the past week or so. It has almost as many daily active users as Twitter.

Among players, it's being used for an average of 43 minutes, 23 seconds a day -- that's higher than Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger.

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