The game uses augmented reality technology to help players catch the adorable creatures.
For the second time in two days, the smash hit has received an update with version 1.0.2 landing on the App Store earlier today. This time, the update fixes an issue that locked out players who registered with a Pokémon Trainer Club account.
On Tuesday, version 1.0.1 arrived to fix a substantial privacy issue. If you logged in with your Google credentials, the original version of the game received full access to your Google account. That would allow Niantic, or anyone who gained access to the developer’s servers, the ability to do things like read all your email, send email as you, and much more. That update also resolved other issues causing crashes.
After arriving in the United States late last week, the game has easily zoomed to the spot on the App Store’s free chart. The rollout is continuing worldwide as a number of European countries should have access to the game soon.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, the premise of the augmented reality game is simple. Players go out into the real world and try to catch various Pokémon species. They can visit a number of different Pokéstops to stock up on some items on their journey. The more steps you walk will also help to hatch Pokémon eggs more quickly.
The game has apparently become the most popular mobile game in United States history beating out other behemoths like Draw Something and Candy Crush. There are so many players, places like Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. have asked players to stay away from those monuments.