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People Are Now Selling 'Pokémon Go' Accounts for Hundreds of Dollars

Pokémon Go accounts are selling for hundreds of dollars online.

Pokémon Go is the latest craze in the mobile gaming industry. More people are on Pokémon Go than they are on social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Now, people are selling their Pokémon Go accounts for hundreds of dollars. “I’ve never seen so much attention towards a game like this at such an early stage,” says Eric Schweitzer, CEO of PlayerUp, one of many platforms that facilitates buying and selling game accounts. Pokemon Go Android In fact, if you visit PlayerUp.com, you can see dozens of accounts selling Pokémon Go accounts. For example, a Pokémon Go Level 13 is selling for $180 on Player Up. In addition, Yelp has bought into the hype and has introduced a new PokeStop filter. The popular guide to busineses can now be filtered to show you places near PokeStops destinations that allow players to collect PokeBalls and other in-game necessities. Currently, the Yelp feature is available in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Most interestingly, Yelp is crowdsourcing information to learn where these PokeStops are. Pokemon Go Stardust JOHOR, MALAYSIA - JULY 13TH, 2016 : An Android user plays Pokemon Go in a car, a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. (Zanariah Salam / Shutterstock.com) The company is asking Yelp users to “answer a quick question” whenever they check in some place new to share whether a particular location is useful for other Pokemon trainers. According to Yelp’s blog post, “In just the past 24 hours, Yelpers have already identified thousands of PokéStops! With your help, we’ll become Pokémon masters in no time.” Related: What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.