Canada Crashes Pokemon GO After Official Launch

Gotta catch 'em all, eh?

The wait is over. Pokemon Go is now officially available to download in Canada for iPhone and Android users as of Sunday afternoon. Go ahead and get it, we’ll wait.

Niantic, the company behind the popular game made the announcement via Twitter Sunday afternoon and caused quite the frenzy.

The Canadian release was highly anticipated for Pokemon trainers across the Great White North, following the game’s release in the United States, Australia and New Zealand earlier this month.

Canadian players had to wait just a little bit longer upon the release, as within an hour of launching, the game’s servers down. That’s right, Canada crashed the app.

“Our servers are humbled by your incredible response. We are working to resolve the issue. Please try again soon!” read the message, which appeared on screen when users attempted to make an account Sunday. The server issue was fixed shortly after.

The gaming app has become a global sensation since its initial release and quickly became one of the most downloaded apps in the world. It has also generated a handful of viral stories, including dead bodies, the (obvious) Pokemon catching ban at Auschwitz, and this infamous accused fraudster’s unusual request to skip court to catch Pokemon. If the name Martin Shkreli doesn’t ring any bells, here’s a brief recap.

The controversial entrepreneur made headlines last year after buying the rights to the life-saving HIV-related drug, and increasing the price by 5,000%.

Guess it comes by no surprise that he went as far as to walk out of court while on trial for fraud and ask his lawyer if he could play Pokémon Go. Are you serious, dude?

Lets hope there’s no Bulbasaurs where he’s going.

Download Pokémon Go for Android and iOS.

Image courtesy Pokemon Go via Twitter