The Pokemon Go and Pokemon Go Go game apps have been temporarily suspended for violation of copyright laws, the company that makes them said today.
The games were removed from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store on April 12, the developers said in a blog post.
“The removal of these games is a clear violation of the copyright law, which requires all apps to be in compliance with fair use,” the Pokemon Go team said.
“The actions taken by Google and Apple today are not in line with the fair use philosophy we are committed to.
We strongly urge all of our players to exercise their fair use rights and stop using the app.”
Google Play removed Pokemon Go on April 11 for copyright infringement and for being “incompetent” in making the game accessible.
The company also warned users that they could be fined up to $2,500.
A search on Google Play for “Pokemon Go” revealed the app was not available for download on Wednesday, but the company has since issued a statement saying that “the apps are not currently available on Google’s Play Store.”
The Pokemon Go app for iOS is still available, but users must use an iOS device to play the game.
According to the developer, the PokemonGo app was originally released on April 15.
The app has been downloaded more than 3 million times.