Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game which empowers anybody to capture virtual Pokémon in real world locations, is currently now available to download for both Android and iOS. Are able to officially install the online gaming from the originial iOS and Android app stores in Australia, N z, and of course the US. Pokémon Go will eventually be released to officially download worldwide, including in the UK; we’ll update this story when that happens.
Because of the massive popularity of Pokémon Go the servers has become a lttle bit flaky: sometimes you can log in; sometimes you can’t; sometimes your avatar in the game gets stuck will not move until such time you re-login; just for example. Hopefully the server issues will be ironed out soon.
Tips to download Pokémon Go APK, even in Britain
Fortunately, in case you are in the united kingdom or another territory where Pokémon Go isn’t officially available, you could possibly still take care of installation at your iOS or Android device.
Android is the slightly easier option. First head directly to APK Mirror and download the Pokémon Go APK. This is actually the official edition of the overall game from the originial Play Store, but uploaded to another repository this is not geolocked.
To install Pokémon Go, it is important for you to inform your phone to simply accept APKs from third-party sources (namely APK Mirror). This definitely is usually found throughout Settings, then Security, and after that scroll down so that you can see a checkbox for “Unknown sources.”
Having completed that, open the Pokémon Go APK which you downloaded; it should install without a problem. Afterwards, you can now go ahead and uncheck “Unknown sources.”
Installing Pokémon Go on iOS is either so simple, or in other words difficult, based on your perspective. Basically, all you need is to modify iTunes Store/Apple ID location to N z, where Pokémon Go is officially available.
The simplest route is to create a brand new Apple ID on your iPhone. Open Settings, tap iCloud, and then scroll down and press Sign Out. Next, click “Generate a new Apple ID,” do the steps the prompts to make an account in New Zealand. When it gets to payment details, select None; regarding the payment location, any Kiwi address are going to do (a bank, a government building, etc.)
Another way is so as to modify your location at your existing Apple ID. Remember that this may be a basically more invasive; you would not lose any apps you have already installed, however it will stop you from updating apps which you bought in another country. Check out Settings, iTunes & Apple Store, tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, and then View Apple ID. Tap Country/Region and then Change Country/Region. Again, you don’t need to provide payment details, but you’ll need an address.
Alternatively, of course, you could possibly just wait for Pokémon Go to launch in your country (it should be any day now in the UK).
What is Pokémon Go?
Produced by Ingress creator Niantic Labs—which was previously an important part of Google—Pokémon Go is a free-to-play game where players are tasked with capturing Pokémon hidden outside in the real world. It uses a device’s GPS and camera to display Pokémon on a map, and players must then explore their local area to capture different breeds.
Notably, some Pokémon will probably be exclusive to componants of the country, in other words players will have to trade or journey to where that Pokémon can be found. For one example, Water-type Pokémon is only going to show up by lakes and oceans, while PokéStops that allow you to gather Poké Balls (essential to capture Pokémon) are discovered around museums and monuments. Poké Balls are available for purchase for hard cash, too.
A small wrist-worn device called Pokémon Go Plus will be released alongside the game. This wearable allows players to know when a Pokémon appears without players needing to take their phones out. Unfortunately, the device is not yet on sale to coincide with the game’s release.
I’ve been playing a pre-release version of the game for the last week or so and can confirm that London is already populated with plenty of Pokémon. Outside my house, I caught a Charmander… which, as we all know, is the greatest of all starter Pokémon.