Late night warning

Pokémon GO has enraptured millions, generated plenty of cash for the companies involved and encouraged plenty of players to get on their feet in search of monsters.

However, it's worth noting that despite the promise of elusive beasts and the obvious health benefits involved, there are risks worth being wary of, especially if you're planning on playing late at night and carrying around lots of expensive livestreaming equipment.

Twitch streamer Rickeybot sadly found this out the hard way when he was mugged during a Pokémon GO livestream. Rickeybot was jumped from behind and knocked to the ground before his assailant - whose face is clearly seen on the feed - robbed him of his possessions.

The remainder of the video shows the criminal fleeing the scene and then factory resetting Rickeybot's phone, thus ending the stream. During this, those watching the stream continued to post comments, displaying their disgust and dismay.

We've embedded the video below but warn viewers that the footage is quite upsetting - please watch at your own discretion.

Rickeybot has since posted online that he has spoken to the police about the attack and has paid a visit to hospital to have his jaw looked at. His Twitch account has been suspended, presumably to lock-out the person who has stolen his gear. The criminal has yet to be apprehended but cleaned-up images are being circulated in an attempt to identify him.

This harrowing episode highlights the very real danger of livestreaming late at night and out in the open, even in a neighbourhood you know quite well. In an ideal world you'd be able to pursue your hobby without any need for caution, but sadly that's not the world we live in.

Everyone at Nintendo Life wishes Rickeybot a speedy recovery.