The new version of the game ups the ante by using your phone's Global Positioning System and clock to detect where and when you are in the game, and make Pokemon appear around you - on your phone screen - so you can go and catch them. The spokesperson for the museum, built in memory of those killed by Nazis during World War II, made the announcement on Tuesday, after Nintendo's augmented reality game gained a crazed fan-following around the world.
Communications director Andrew Hollinger said: "We are attempting to have the museum removed from the game".
The Tumblr page includes screenshots from people purportedly finding Pokemon at Auschwitz, the Mosul front line and the 2009 Bushfires Memorial in Victoria. It has players exploring their real-life neighborhoods to capture Pokemon creatures.
The director also told Yahoo that while the museum embraces the use of technology for educational purposes, the game "falls outside of our educational and memorial mission".
"We do not consider playing 'Pokemon Go" to be appropriate decorum on the grounds of ANC, ' the military cemetery posted on Twitter. However, the whole thing might be a hoax, because that particular Pokemon was not found nearby. That includes historical markers, public art installations, museums, monuments - and apparently churches. Not just normal museums, either, but rather sensitive museums like the Holocaust Museum.
And she says some of those players are even looking up from their phones at the art. The app has yet to officially launch in Europe-it seems as though someone downloaded the app in the States, and opened it in Europe-and one can only hope this issue will be resolved before it becomes widely available.
Other locations, like National Mall and Memorial Parks have embraced the hot game.
"Remember to be respectful of the memorials and other visitors", the post reads.
Spokesman Stephen Smith said they had not experienced any problems with the Pokémon Go players yet but wanted to act before they could potentially happen.