Pokémon Company Issues Warning To App Store Scammers

The Pokemon Company has announced that it will take action against companies and individuals who use the Pokemon name without permission from the company.

I reported yesterday that a scammer has managed to get Pokémon Pocket Edition on the App Store. The game has already hit the iTunes top ten but the consumers who are purchasing the game are unaware that the game doesn’t actually feature any content, instead it’s just a simple Pokemon gallery. Here’s what the Pokemon Company has to say on the matter:

“We continue to combat the unauthorised release of games, applications and merchandise that trick our fans into purchasing something that does not meet our quality standards.”

“Fans who encounter questionable products should report to us immediately so we can keep other fans from falling victim to these scams.”


24 thoughts on “Pokémon Company Issues Warning To App Store Scammers”

      1. There have been fake ports before, where a third party simply sells an emulated version of some game. If you jailbreak your iOS device you can play NES, SNES, GB, and GBA games through emulators… GameFREAK didn’t develop that now did it? All you have to do to get this sort of game on the App Store is to hope Apple doesn’t notice it’s a port…

  1. Why Apple allows these Apps? They put such a huge problem releasing other apps, why they just don’t delete them from the app store.

    1. Just so you know i don’t support what these guys are doing, but I think the Pokemon is over-protective of their property. Plus this song is BEAST

  2. I like the picture given with this news post, it’s as though we’re saying “Fucking stop scamming us and making fake Nintendo games or we’ll set Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem on you!!!” :D

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