Young Boy Runs Away From Home After Mom Deletes Pokémon Go

A young boy's mom deleted Pokémon Go from his phone and he responded by running away.

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A Scottish boy decided to pack up his things and leave after his mother committed the ultimate crime: deleting Pokémon Go from his phone. Those countless hours spent chasing down rare Pokémon were all lost in one fell swoop and the 10-year-old did not handle it well.

His abrupt departure will live on forever in infamy thanks to his sister Stephanie McIntyre, who documented the entire thing on her Snapchat story, Mashablereported. Based on her Snapchat story, he took all of his clothes and dipped. He is apparently staying with another relative while he settles down and hopefully starts building up on another Pokémon collection.

Ten year old little brother ran away from home because my mum deleted Pokemon go😂😭

However, he’s not the only one making major life decisions for the game. A New Zealand man recently quit his paying gig to the play the game full-time. He joins the ranks of Justin Bieber and Desiigner, who have also gotten in on the Pokémon Go craze.

Despite criticism from those who don’t see the game’s appeal, many others have said that it offers up some great mental health benefits, primarily because users are required to go outside and explore their cities in order to track down those ever elusive Pokémon. Even police officers are reaping the benefits with a department in New Hampshire using it to bait criminals.

No matter what side you’re are on, there’s no denying that Pokémon is back and it’s not going away anytime soon.  

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