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Pokémon creator app comes with risks, says Nintendo

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In a statement released to “Pokémon” players, Nintendo warned against using an unofficial mobile app that alters a Pokémon’s stats on their handheld games.

The app Nintendo speaks of is the PokéCreator for iOS and Android, that allows the player to customize any Pokémon with the strength, speed, and abilities of their choosing. Once created, the player then needs to change the handhelds’ DNS in order to connect with the app’s server. After that, the custom-made Pokémon can be downloaded and played on any Nintendo DS and 3DS “Pokémon” game. While it’s tempting to skip, as the PokéCreator’s description says, the “endless Leveling up” to get the Pokémon of your dreams, Nintendo opposes such measures.

“If illicit Pokemon are used for games with a partner, there are cases where this will cause trouble for the partner, such as unstable game play and other negative effects,” reads a translated statement from Nintendo via Network World. In addition to refusing repairs of damaged games and handhelds caused by the unofficial app, Nintendo will ban players who use their Frankenstein-like Pokémon in public tournaments. Currently, the PokéCreator has an average rating of 4.3 stars on Google Play with no major issues mentioned in the user reviews.

With this year’s anticipated release of “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y” for the 3DS on October 12, there’s bound to be more apps like the PokéCreator that exploits the game. How Nintendo will handle fraudulent Pokémon from entering online battles for the new games remains to be seen.



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