Pokemon GO has been released into the world for a sort of a public beta. It is only available to people in certain locations. All of New Zealand and Australia seem to be able to download the game right now, and there are reports of California having access to the game as well.
The hyped up augmented reality game can be found on the Play Store or the App Store right now if you are lucky enough to be able to download them. If you are on iOS and can’t download the app right now, that’s it for you. You just have to wait until it is fully released.
Android users have a second option. You can go to APKMirror and download the app that way. Instructions are at the bottom of this post if you don’t know how to do so. It is how I got the game, and I must say that I am loving it! I may actually go on walks now!
For those of you who have been captivated by the world of Red and Ash as I have, Pokemon GO is nothing new for you. For those who haven’t been, let me catch you up.
Niantic Labs, creators of Ingress, have teamed up with The Pokemon Company to create Pokemon GO, an interactive Pokemon game where you are the trainer and your city is the region you are meant to explore.
The “I must have it now” guide to getting Pokemon GO on your Android device:
- Download the APK file from here
- Enable installations from unknown sources while waiting
- Settings > Security > Device administration > Unknown Sources
- Tap the downloaded APK file
- Follow the on screen instructions
- Pokemon time!