The fake Pokemon Go apps were found to be available to download under the names "Pokemon Go Ultimate", "Go Catch 'Em All" and "Pokémon Go: New Version for Free App Game!".
Interestingly enough, an anonymous TechCrunch source says that the launch was indeed planned for today, but Niantic pushed it back when a McDonald's email confirming the collaboration and release details was leaked ahead of the company's official statement.
There are two other ersatz Pokemon GO apps on Google Play - Guide & Cheats for Pokemon Go, which has, we'd admit, an attractive, enticing title, and Install Pokemongo, which from the one-word game title alone, sounds dodgy from the get-go. Many of those outside the mentioned countries have opted to resort to unofficial means to access the game to join in the craze though no one can guarantee of any repercussions. However, there are several reports of the APK files being tweaked with viruses and malware. Catching them all will take players some time and some people haven't even started playing as the app has not been released in some countries yet.
When one runs the app, their smartphone is completely frozen, forcing them to restart it by removing the battery.
Pokemon Go's success has been out of the ordinary and revolutionary. Jailbroken devices are prone to security issues and voids all warranty from Apple too.
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Meanwhile, different types of pokemon are present in "Pokemon GO" game. The game was geared for a 20 July launch. Last week, video captured tons of trainers flooding Central Park in their rush to catch a wild Vaporeon, and since then, the NYPD has released safety guidelines to help gamers avoid potential trouble. According to the executive, they are being extra careful on the launch, given the level or expectations and the number of players who will take to their smartphones to play the game ones it goes online.
The Wall Street Journal reported that people familiar with plans for the game said "Pokemon Go" will launch in Europe and in Asia "within a few days" but there were no official comments on the launch timeframe. However, the servers were down for a short while and services are resumed.