Here's how to download Pokémon Go on your iOS or Android device no matter where you live

Pokémon Go is finally official and allowing just anyone with a compatible device to immerse themselves in the rather addictive game. Yes, our childhood dreams have come true! We can now walk the world, collect hoards of Pokémon, evolve 'em, and overpower other Pokémon trainers! YES, FINALLY!

Oh, and do you know what our favorite Pokémon quote is? It's one of the signposts in the Viridian Forest.

Pardon our excitement, but we've been waiting for this one for a long time. As you are aware, the game was launched yesterday in select regions, which was kind of a let-down for all the fans of the game living elsewhere. Luckily, the game can now be officially downloaded by folks living in the USA, on both iOS and Android. 

Download Pokémon Go on Android or iOS

Niantic's take on Nintendo's classic game requires iOS 8.0 or later and Android 4.4 or newer in order to run. If you're experiencing problems, scroll below, we'll help you around.

Troubleshooting for iOS

If the above link doesn't open for you or you can't find the game on the App Store, then your App Store region is most certainly not a US or Australian one. That's bad because getting the game becomes a tad harder. Here's a workaround. We are going to make ourselves an Australian-based iTunes account.

Troubleshooting for Android

In case Google Play is saying your device is ineligible for downloading the game, worry not - you can still sideload the Pokémon Go APK and enjoy it to the fullest. 

Download the Pokémon Go APK here

Before you install it, make sure you have "Unknown sources" enabled under Settings > Security on your device. It's that simple.

Are you enjoying the game so far? How many Pokémon you got already?



1. Nopers unregistered

Nintendo is banning people for this so I wouldn't. Also it's a beta version of the game so you won't be able to keep your progress.

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nintendo not banning anyone at least not on android. maybe on ios i did not test.

6. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

From what I understand they're not banning, Niantic shutdown the servers for every country except US and Australia.

2. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Too bad my tablet is Jellybean, and I don't want to use my phone for gaming.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Niantic said Pokemon Go is not compatible with tablet devices. Also, minimum is Kitkat.

17. Naga1337

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

It does work on tablets i have samsung galaxy tab s2 and it works

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

And this sideloading easy availability of apks is , i love about android!!!

8. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016


9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

...... Meh,,,,........

10. Jekamaranan20

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2016

Hi... How can i download pokemon go in my phone? Im using samsung s5. Thanks

11. acruzlu unregistered

You should be able to download it from the play store at this point.

12. foxfoxfox

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 10, 2016

nintendo hit the right spot

13. waleed.gamea

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

Can i just borrow my friend's US id to download the game then use it while using my own non-US id ?

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They stole the concept of this game, from a game called Ingress. Even though its their own game. They couldn't come up with something new. LAME!

15. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

enough with the lame trolling you are trying to become sir.

16. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

So retarded.

18. choozurmobile

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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