Another unintentional side effect of "Pokemon Go" fever has emerged — and it's not in the form of traffic violations or accidents.

Instead, the smartphone app is playing a positive role at one of the nation's notorious suicide spots, discouraging people from killing themselves.

The atmosphere at Tojinbo, the towering rocky cliffs overlooking the Sea of Japan in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, has "changed drastically" since "Pokemon Go" was released in July, said Yukio Shige, who heads a nonprofit organization which works to prevent suicides.