Since its launch in 2016 Pokémon GO has attracted a wealth of academic studies – covering the social, psychological, medical, security and legal aspects of the game.
[ For those not familiar with the subject, here is some background : Pokémon GO is an augmented reality (AR) mobile game for iOS and Android devices. It was developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with The Pokémon Company ]
Here are some examples of scholarly studies (no particular order)
BONUS : Interview with the scientists who wrote the paper about Pokémon Improbable Research, 2016