Pokemon Go has been banned in Iran because of security concerns.
The decision was taken by a body known as the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body overseeing online activity.
Iran is the first country to issue a ban of Pokemon Go, a game that challenges players to visit real-world locations to catch cartoon monsters.
The game uses a phone’s GPS capability and camera to put people right in the game. If a hunter sees a monster at the end of a street, it will be the street they are standing on, and they have to get there quickly in order to grab the prey.
Indonesia has banned police officers from playing the game while on duty, and in France a player was arrested last month after straying on to a military base while trying to catch Pokemon.
Pokemon are “pocket monsters” that players are encouraged to track down and catch. Different Pokemon have different attributes and to capture the higher ranked monsters players have to work up through the ranks.