It complies with a report earlier this week that suggested a wider roll-out was "within days".
What can Nintendo, which published the game and owns The Pokemon Company, do to capitalise on the rapid and widespread popularity of Pokemon Go? It's an augmented reality mobile game where players used their smartphones or tablets to catch Pokemons in actual places called Pokestops.
Sen. Franken, however, is still requesting additional information about how the game accesses users data.
There have also been other issues with the game, or rather, the players - there have been reports in the US of people causing major traffic pile-ups while searching for the 'mons, finding a dead body while trying to find a natural source of water in Wyoming, and armed criminals luring teenagers into a trap in Missouri. One person posted how she found teenagers in her garage looking in and around her auto for Pokemon, while another said he had already found some kids in his backyard hunting for the cute little creatures, and yet another said a teenager, glued to his phone and playing the game, stepped in front of her vehicle. In many parts of the India the game is unresponsive and it completely drains out your battery.
With this much technology at play, "Pokemon Go" is bound to have some bugs. But there are also risks associated with the illicit side-loading of the game using an APK file, which is available on the internet. However, a recent Reddit post told the story of one Pokemon Go collector going to the emergency room after "falling in a ditch".
The company, spun off by Google previous year, created the game in tandem with Pokemon Co, a third of which is owned by Nintendo. Indeed, often apps appear in the back end on the App Store the day before, so you might get it sooner than you think. Although, there is a warning each time you start the game to be sure to pay attention but that warning is quickly overlooked. According to CNN, the company gets full access to your Google account.
From here on in Pokemon GO will consume the least amount of battery on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
"They were able to talk about a common subject and it broke all barriers between them", Detective Nelson Sousa told local television station WPRI. The augmented reality experience is actually pretty cool.
Apple and Google - they receive a cut for selling the Pokemon add-ons via iTunes and Google Play respectively. But you need to move around a little to find them. The company's stock price jumped by nearly 25 percent this morning on the heels of last week's release of the mobile game.
After downloading the app, players navigate an animated version of Google Maps, searching for Pokemon characters to capture and add to their team.