Catch 'em all! Pokemon Go now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Catch 'em all! Pokemon Go now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
So you want to be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is your real test, to train them is your cause. Ah, you know the rest of the song. And if you want to get as close as possible to being a real Pokemon trainer, the good news is that Pokemon Go is now available for iOS and Android in the App Store and the Google Play Store, respectively. Originally introduced last September, Pokemon Go has completed beta testing that started in May.

The game is a free download for both platforms, and Niantic didn't miss a trick. Pokemon will appear on your smartphone screen, and wild Pokemon will be found in areas that correspond to the type of Pokemon that they are. For example, water-type Pokemon will be found by lakes and oceans. PokeShops, where you buy Poke Balls and other necessary equipment, will be found in museums, and near historical locations. Consider that a clever way to get kids to learn a little culture while they play the game. And there is an accessory you can buy that will make it easier to find and capture wild Pokemon, and keep track of your Pokedex.

You can capture Pokemon, battle them, have them evolve, and trade them. The more you walk, the faster your Poke Eggs will hatch. The great thing about the Pokemon phenomenon is that it has had the longevity to span multiple generations of fans. While it might never reach the popularity the game had in November 1999 when it was on the cover of Time, Pokemon has managed to grab new fans who are just as intent on catching 'em all as the first fans were. And now both seasoned Pokemon masters and newbies can play Pokemon Go and discover a 'real world' where Pocket Monsters exist.

We should point out that the game is not yet appearing for all iOS and Android devices (it is still rolling out) and some are complaining that the app is not yet functioning for them. Be patient. We're confident that everything will get ironed out and you'll soon be looking at your phone, hoping to find a wild Pidgey to toss a Poke Ball at.


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via: Engadget

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38 Comments

1. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I want pokemon go now!!! I want to catch a Ghastly. I live next to a cemetery!

2. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Not available in india!!!

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Just change your region (may need VPN) Or download the apk from apkmirror (all uploads there are tested by androidpolice)

24. ananthu07 unregistered

would the maps work properly?

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Probably, since its most likely only blocked via Play/App Store I'm from NZ, so cant test that

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's only available in the New Zealand store smh.

13. kjeeze

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Download APK on google

4. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Waiting for APK since not yet avaliable in India

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

When I wake up it better be in the US app store I swear.

8. Unordinary unregistered

Change your region to Australia

31. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I'm using an Android I changed my VPN to Australia using Vypr what's next I open up the app store search for Pokemon Go and nothing pops up.

32. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You can't just change your region, you have to make a whole new app store account to do that and I hate it.

6. danrynm

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

Says it's not compatible for my Oneplus 3, Samsung Galaxy S5 or S6.

9. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It will say that until it is released in your country.

23. FluffyBled unregistered

Playing it in my Galaxy S5. It's a very light game. Try some VPN that lets you choose a preferred country. (Hola worked fine for me!)

30. amossie

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Hey, i'm using an S5 also but when i try to install it, the button does nothing. The 'Install' button is like it's greyed out. How did you get around it?

35. FluffyBled unregistered

I used the Hola browser ... logged into my google account there and set the location to Australia, switched the unblocker on (Settings>Apps) got to the link and downloaded it just fine!

7. Unordinary unregistered

Guys just change your App Store region to Australia. Did it with my Apple ID and am enjoying Pokemon Go. Love it!!!

10. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I tried that and it says my ID was for North America only. how did you do it?

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, wow, I didn't expect many people on this site to be interested in this game. Played it when I was little, let me know what you think, if it's worth your time or not.

21. Unordinary unregistered

Go to your App Store settings

12. kjeeze

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Download the APK guys!!!! I caught a Pikachu on the way to work! I cant wait to get off and play it in the morning. This game is promising.

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I caught 6 Pokémons already, my first Pokémon is Bulbasaur. Be careful when you're driving, if a wild Pokémon appears you feel like stopping in the middle of the road just to catch it.

15. kjeeze

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Yeah I caught Pikachu by driving. I never been more distracted by my phone ever.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Be sure to tell us how much data your game eats up in a day.

19. kjeeze

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Lol I will but im sure its not going be data friendly but most people have tons of data that I know.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... You really scare me. LOL, I'm just waiting for the news to report the first Pokemon related fatality or traffic jam on the freeway because someone swerved to avoid hitting a Pikachu.

18. kjeeze

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Stay tuned lmao its going to happen.

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

38. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

C'mon the cartelpress? that is fake.

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