Pokémon Go accounts are being sold on Ebay for as much as £7k

Online auction site has seen many flogging their advance level accounts

Advance level Pokémon Go accounts are being sold on Ebay for thousands.

The game, which became available in the UK last Thursday, is an app-based augmented-reality edition of the popular video game franchise and sees the fictional creatures superimposed into real life settings. Users can roam the real world to search for Pokémon.

The game has proved so successful that it recently became the most popular mobile game in US history.

The Guardian now reports of accounts with a high number of Pokémon and an advanced trainer level are being sold for upwards of £1,000.

One Ebay seller based in Brighton sold their level 23 account for £7,300.

A user who auctioned their account for $1,500 wrote in the item description: “What you’re purchasing is my account, which I have put my time and effort into, which makes this a whole lot easier for you!… I’m just a broke college student in debt, and every penny helps.”

However, the sales could see the accounts being disabled, as it goes away against developer Niantic’s terms of service.

The creators of Pokémon Go recently issued a statement following a series of server issues over the weekend.

The game has attracted controversy since its release, with police in Australia issuing a warning over gamer safety that users should be aware of their surroundings, while it has also been reported that a gamer found a dead body while playing the game.

In other Pokémon Go news, an Australian was sacked earlier this week after complaining that the game isn’t available in his new home of Singapore. According to the Daily Mail, Aussie expat Sonny Truyen wrote on Facebook over the weekend: “You can’t fucking catch Pokémon in this piece of fucking shit country.”

That was after new statistics suggested that in the US, Pokémon Go is already as popular as Twitter, and more popular than Tinder.

A man has even quit his job to embark on a two-month long Pokémon Go hunt, while reports suggest that a Pokémon Go film could be in the works.