There is now a Pokémon Go dating app

Such is the success of the viral mobile game

A new dating service has launched for Pokémon Go users.

The hugely popular game, which became available in the UK last week, is an app-based augmented-reality edition of the long-running 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.

Now there is even a new app called PokéDates which aims to set up prospective partners by sending them on Pokémon hunting dates. The venture is an offshoot of existing dating service Project Fixup.

The first ‘PokéDate’ is free but after that, you must refer friends or pay $20 (£15) for each additional date. Find out more info here.

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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.