Nintendo's smash-hit augmented-reality game 'Pokemon GO' is now available in India and a few other South Asian countries including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as the game developer Niantic Labs has partnered with Reliance Jio. With new second-gen Pokemon being added into the game, it could spur great interest among the fans across the globe as more and more countries get to participate in the game.
Interested users can go ahead and download the latest versions of the game for Android (v0.49.1) and iOS (1.19.1) through Google Play Store or iTunes App Store for free.
Here are the excerpts from Niantic's recent announcement about the Pokemon GO launch in India:
To our Trainers in India – we appreciate your patience during the last few months while we worked on bringing Pokémon GO to your country. The Niantic team had to resolve a few administrative challenges before launching in order to ensure we could provide the best experience possible.
Here's how to install Pokemon GO on Android and iOS phones:
How to install Pokemon GO on Apple iPhones
Step 1: Go to Settings>> sign out from your Apple ID.
Step 2: Go to the App Store and tap on a free application or game.
Step 3: You will be prompted to sign in, now go ahead and make another ID.
Step 4: Fill out the data, yet round out the location having pin/zip codes from any of the official regions (India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka/Nepal/Bhutan or Bangladesh).
Step 5: Confirm your new Apple ID through email.
Step 6: Go to App Store, search Pokémon Go. Click on it, then choose to swap to the chosen region's App Store.
How to install Pokemon GO on Android
- Go to Settings >> Security>> Tap Unknown sources.
- A message appears saying—"Your Phone and personal data are vulnerable to assault by applications from unknown sources. You agree that you are solely in charge of any harm to your phone or loss of data that may come about because of utilizing these applications", just hit OK.
- You can now download the APK file via smartphone. Note: The app requires at least Android 4.4.4 to be installed on your phone.
- Just hit OK, if you are asked to confirm the action and the Pokemon GO app installation should begin.