No Pokémon here. Police help to relocate Charmander from the school grounds.
No Pokémon here. Police help to relocate Charmander from the school grounds. Queensland Police Service

Charmander Pokemon picked up for "trespassing" at school

POLICE are not necessarily trying to catch them all, but they have caught a wayward Charmander as officers attempt to crack down on so-called "Pokémon trespassers".

Although the Pokemon was not formally charged, it would be relocated for its own safety.

Mt Isa's bike squad visited St Joseph's Primary School at 1.30pm on Wednesday, according to Queensland Police.

A police constable said trespassing rules applied to Pokemon, just as they applied to others.

We were nearby when we received the job details and were able to assist," Constable Bishop said.

"Schools are not a place for Pokémon players. You must have specific permission to be on school property, or you can face charges."

St Josephs Primary School principal Helen Wade said she agreed.

"Schools are private property so it is important that people, when they are out and about, do respect the law and not trespass," Ms Wade said.

According to police, the Charmander would not answer police questions.

It remains unclear whether the starter Pokemon repeated variants of "Char", "Char-man" and "Char-man-der".

Trespassing within school grounds carries penalities of up to $2,200.


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