The Canadian Army faces an unexpected adversary in the face of ... Pokémon

Literally a few days after the launch of the Pokémon Go game in July 2016, at closed military facilities of the Canadian army, the military police began to detain violators with smartphones, who ended up there not by malicious intent, but in pursuit of virtual monsters. For example, quite recently, a woman was detained at the entrance to one of the bases, who was addicted to a popular game, while her three children climbed onto tanks standing nearby.

An unusual problem has seriously puzzled the Canadian military leadership. As Canadian Army Major Jeff Monaghan said: "I will be completely honest that I absolutely do not understand what we are dealing with." Later, it was decided to appoint responsible for ensuring security at military facilities, who, using smartphones and laptops, began to search for the virtual infrastructure of Pokémon Go.

It got to the point that the security representative of the Borden base in Ontario, David Levenick, brought in a 12-year-old boy as an assistant, apparently with extensive experience in catching Pokémon. However, shortly after the launch of Pokémon Go, the leadership of the Canadian Army issued a notice warning gamers against entering closed military facilities in pursuit of monsters.