GASTON CO., NC (WJZY) - The Pokemon Go craze continues to grow with players finding Pikachu and Squirtles where ever they go, including cemeteries.
One local church has even seen players at their cemetery during or right after funerals.
For Pastor Sean Tuner of Hills Chapel United Methodist Church in Gaston County, the game was fine until players were showing up at the wrong time at the church's cemetery.
"I know churches around here have been embracing it. There is one that has set up a watering station and that is good. The game is fine. People were wandering around the cemetery looking for Pokemon at the same time we had a series of funerals," Pastor Turner said.
Knowing they had a potential problem on their hands, church officials contacted the parent company of Pokemon Go and asked that all Pokemon be removed from the cemetery.
"They have removed the Pokemons from the cemetery and what they say was they had overlaid Google Maps, but had not thought about cemeteries," Pastor Turner said.
And while the cemetery is off limits for Pokemon Go enthusiasts, the pastor said the church is open for everyone.
"Oh that is fine. There are actually one or two on the church grounds on this side, they can wander around, but otherwise, all for it."