Pokeman Go trainers have reportedly gone into meltdown after the game’s servers crashed on Saturday afternoon.
Gamers worldwide have taken to social media complaining that the cult game has crashed.
When users try to play the game they are greeted by a message that says: “Our servers are humbled by your incredible response. We are working to resolve the issue. Please try again soon!”
So annoyed. #PokemonGO crashed 10 mins into a lucky egg. 20 mins later, the servers were back up, so I used my last and it crashed again.
— Jahangir Talati (@ThatDumbPunGuy) July 16, 2016
So now that the Pokemon GO servers have crashed am I just supposed to walk around a lake on a sunny day for no reason? That’s disgusting
— Nick Schuberth (@ShoeBirth) July 16, 2016
It is not yet clear whether the system failure has affected a Pokemon event set to be held in Swansea on Saturday afternoon.
One devastated user tweeted: “I could definitely leave the house but what’s the point if Pokemon go servers are down?”
Tarek Mouganie said: “Been playing #PokemonGo for over two hours, server crashes, I look up and I have no clue where I am. Send for help.”
Pokemon go crashed in the queue pic.twitter.com/V7vOiGFpE8
— Bella Rox (@bella_roxx) July 16, 2016
The free app was first launched in Australia and New Zealand before overtaking Tinder in the US in popularity.
It has now become the most popular download in the UK on the iOS App Store and Google Play.
While Pokémon Go crashed my life crashed with it
— Annika (@handstobradley) July 16, 2016
It uses a smartphone’s global positioning system.
Phones buzz when a creature is nearby and, using the camera, they appear wherever you are, whether it’s a library, shopping centre or supermarket.
The gamer then catches and trains the creatures, which can look like rats, snakes, dragons, birds and eggs.