Location-based game accused of causing Pokéfans to trespass on a protected natural area

Niantic taken to The Hague over Pokémon Go

Dutch authorities are taking legal action against Niantic after they failed to prevent thousands of Pokémon Go players heading to protected beaches.

The beaches of Kijkduin have been home to many rare Pokémon since the game’s launch, which obviously resulted in thousands of players heading to the shore line. The problem is that there are protected dunes in the area, and with so many people wandering around in search of invisible critters they could be damaged.

Initially authorities from The Hague reached out to Niantic in mid August, but received no reply. This has lead to them taking the case to court, with a hearing scheduled for October 11th in The Hague.

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