Pokemon Go vs Scientology?

Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by DeathHamster, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. DeathHamster Member

    I don't play Pokemon Go, don't want to, but there might be some lulz-mining opportunities in the viral moment.

    I know that Pokemon Go has tagged Scientology Orgs as locations of some kind in their augmented reality. For some reason, they tend to tag churches of all sorts:
    I don't know if that was such a good idea against attention-whores like WBC.
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  2. AnonLover Member

    We already have two scientology pokestop sightings.

    Austin Org (/hattip SPs FB group)


    Person who spotted ^^This is mulling over the idea of setting up a Pokemon Trainer Acct by the name of Xenu just to fk w/ Scn.

    Vancouver Org (/hattip @PezRadaron Twitter)

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  3. TorontosRoot Member

  4. Malory Member

    Oh this could be good!
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  6. AnonLover Member

    DC org (/hattip @annasproul on Twitter)


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  7. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Gyms can be taken over by challenging the group in charge. Go gamers.
    So you can buy lures, this is how 4 teenagers lurked people to desolate empty lots to rob them.
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  10. DeathHamster Member

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  11. AnonLover Member

    <light bulb> It just occurred to me there is flash raid protester potential here. Somebody sets up a Pokemon Go gym (with a XenuCityName Trainer acct for trolling lulz) and then hands out flyers & raises public awareness on the cult's front lawn. Profit!

    Also, this: Pokémon Go Is Sending Lots of Players To Church
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  12. AnonLover Member

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  13. Maybe use a name more likely to be known and cause a reaction from the run-of-the-mill Scientologist.

    Miscavige Beats Staff

    LRH Vistaril

    LRH Fraud

    Sea Org Slaves
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  15. TorontosRoot Member

    Holy bloody hell. Hahahahahahaha.
  16. DeathHamster Member

    Nintendo seems to use Google Maps to build their locations from.

    If only there was a way to game Google Maps to game Nintendo to game their Pokemon game to game Scientology...

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  17. TorontosRoot Member

    If only...
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  19. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Ingress app has a map of gyms/ pokestops and it might be easier to use that map
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  20. TorontosRoot Member

    Let's troll the living hell/thetans out of them.
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  21. AnonLover Member

    Coral Gables, FL (/hattip @steven_esp12 on Twitter)

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    Location unknown

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  22. White Tara Global Moderator

    Why do I just feel sad at the thought of the potential fresh meat brought into harms way :(
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  23. AnonLover Member

    Yeah. That's why I'm trying to encourage anti-scn activists to get involved. For informing AND intervention potential, as well as some intel on whether or not the staff get a handle on going out and engaging with players.

    I would hope though, with public awareness and ridicule being at an all time high nowadays, players who encounter body routers would automatically respond negatively. And basically give staff a waft of shit for interrupting their game. Encountering what people actually think of the cult, day after day, could have an effect on staff after awhile.
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  24. DeathHamster Member

    Especially if they figure out how to hook players into stepping inside.
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  25. DeathHamster Member

    Yah, it might be a very good idea to make sure that the Pokemon Orgs have warning images tagged on them in Google Maps. I don't know if they'll show up in the Pokemon app, but players might have Google Maps running too.

    Google Maps might be filtering images that don't relate to the location, or have been used on multiple orgs. I still think the best idea is images taken at the actual location: Virtual pickets via Google Maps

    Lulz review ideas: "I tried catching a Charmander here, but all I got were Body Thetans. They were Super Defective!"
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  26. RightOn Member

    can someone please explain to me WTF this is?
    A new game catching pokemon and other characters? Right? Can someone explain the location stuff?
    I saw on the news that someone crashed their car while trying to catch a pokemon?
    Sorry not game savvy
  27. AnonLover Member

    The game is geo-locational, and uses the GPS in smart phones to identify where the player is to simulate a fake virtual reality type thing where you get to a certain spot IRL to score points and gather critters.
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  28. Disambiguation Global Moderator
    Pokemon Go explained in 500 words

    Don't worry about the players being pulled into the Cult. They only interact with other humans If they, too, are hunting Pokemon. A eager recruiter for Scientology will be avoided like a mosquito.
    A Pokemon Flash mob is a lovely idea. Pokemon hunters are in a good mood.
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  29. DeathHamster Member

    And Nintendo stuck a lot of their game universe stuff at Google Maps church locations, which tagged a lot of Orgs because Google Maps doesn't have a "dangerous mind-fucking scam" location category.
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  32. AnonLover Member

    OK now we're cooking with gas. At the Cinnci Columbus Org gym, somebody as figured out how to put a custom description on a location. In this case, "evil cult"

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  33. AnonLover Member

    More fun...

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  34. DeathHamster Member

    Is that Clearwater pizza place in the game?

    "No Pokemon for you!"
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  35. AnonLover Member

    /hattip Pete on FB

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  36. TorontosRoot Member

    The toronto morgue's old location might even be listed. But I couldn't be bothered to even use the application. Hahahaha. I might though, just to label the scientology buildings (former/present) as dangerous.
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  38. Xenu Austin Member

    I think the mapping locations of gyms and pokestops were originally laid out by players of a mobile game called Ingress. It may be possible to make edits of stops and gyms via that game. There's an interesting video on their page as well as download links for Android and iPhone.
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  39. TorontosRoot Member

    Well then, if it's based on that api, it makes for some great fun.
  40. Kilia Member

    I like it!!! :D

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