Today has been a stupendously exciting day for most Pokémon addicts as Pokémon GO launches down under, but for others it's a health-and-safety nightmare.

Earlier today, the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services issued a statement reminding Pokémon Trainers to watch out for traffic and that you didn't have to step inside Darwin Police Station to gain Pokéballs.

To be fair I would only step out into traffic for an Arcanine or an Eevee. I wouldn't lift my finger for a Sandshrew. Pokémon Trainers get your priorities straight – don't just go after each and every creature you see. You're a trainer, not a basset hound.

There's also a call for taking safety and security tips from Reddit. Common sense is the main factor here but in case you're not sure what to do in case of emergencies it goes something like this: stay hydrated; look both ways before crossing the street; don’t trespass.

Again, if it's a Weedle bumbling through someone's garden it's a solid two on the 'is it worth it?' scale. If you must trespass, ask nicely and let them know there's an Aerodactyl on the roof.

Sadly the final problem is something no Pokémon Centre can cure. With smart phones wholly reliant on power, it seems that excessive use of Pokémon GO is cutting people's fun short as batteries are dying much, much quicker than usual.