But it seems the release of Pokemon into the world has caused some problems. Last week Mount Isa police took Charmander into custody after he was found trespassing on the grounds of a local primary school.
This isn't the first time the Mount Isa police have demonstrated their sense of humour.
The first 30 minutes of the 1989 movie Back to the Future - Part II was set in the future... 21 October 2015 to be exact. Last year on that date Mount Isa police released this image and media statement:
This morning police officers from the Mount Isa Hoverboard Unit were called to attend a traffic crash on Rodeo Drive.
A silver sedan had crashed into a power pole near the cinema.
When questioned what speed he was doing, the driver stated that he was doing 88 miles per hour.
A 17-year-old man was charged and was in possession of a licence which expired over 30 years ago.
Investigations into the vehicle and what a flux capacitor is, are ongoing.
The Mount Isa Cinema received a loss of power to the building.
Owner Jodi Saunders said the driver got out of the car and asked for a Pepsi.
“He also wanted to know when we would be playing Jaws 19,” Jodi Saunders said.
The damage to the power pole caused a power outage to the area.
Mount Isa Mayor Tony McGrady advised that the power outage caused damage to the town clock, which has stopped working.
“We have repairs underway to save the clock tower,” Mayor McGrady said.
[As an aside, last year an excited 19-year old at work told me hoverboards were a real thing and showed me this article]
The police have a tough, serious job, and are often subject to bad press. It's great to see them poke fun at themselves.