The Latest Buzz Pokemon Go game is touted to be revolutionary gaming APK. But not in India, as it is still not available to download and install in many regions like India and others, officially. Another Major Constraint, this game is only available for Android smartphones with minimum 2 GB RAM. Here is how you can download and install the Pokemon Go on your Android smartphones if you are in unsupported markets like India. We have also tried to tell you about “What is Pokémon GO Plus”. Read in Detail.
Why is Pokémon GO not released in India ?
Niantic might have a tedious work and challenge to lunch it in India considering GEO locations and GPS related network identification problems as India has a bit older infrastructure compared with advanced technologies around Us and UK.
But No Problem, you can play it Virtually from India. Scroll below to read full post.
Want to Hear Frustrated Voices, just follow the Trend- #BringPokemonGOtoIndia at Twitter.
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— pradyumna padmanabh (@pradyumnaishere) August 20, 2016
There are some major security concerns as well-
1. the privacy concerns arising due to the constant access to camera and GPS that the game has,
2. security firm TrendMicro said that for some iPhones users, the game gets full access to Google accounts. It allows the gaming company to read your emails, something that should never happen.
Pokemon Go’s official twitter link says “Trainers, only install Pokémon GO via the Play Store or App Store. Downloads from other sources may contain malware or viruses.”
Updates & Recent News on Availability of Pokemon Go in India
#PokemonGo became available on both Android and iOS devices in the United Kingdom & Geramany. No news yet about it’s being available in India.
Due to the incredible number of
#PokemonGO downloads, some Trainers may experience sign-up difficulties. Don’t worry, our team is on it!
Download & Install Links for Pokemon Go at Google stores and Itunes
Pokémon GO By Niantic, Inc. at iTunes for iPhones
Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!
Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.
Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!
Search far and wide for Pokémon and items
Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.
Catching, hatching, evolving, and more
As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind.
Take on Gym battles and defend your Gym
As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers.
How To Install Pokemon Go in India & other markets:-
- Download Pokemon Go APK from here
- If you have downloaded the APK on your smartphone install the game by tapping on the APK. You can read our How to sideload and install APK if you are a new Android smartphone user.
- If you have downloaded on your PC transfer the APK file to smartphone and follow step 2 to install
- If you live in a supported country just go to Play Store to install it
How To Play Pokemon Go in India & other markets:-
Pokémon GO Introduction
Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform and will use real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings.
The Pokémon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. In Pokémon GO, the real world will be the setting!
Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pokémon. Explore cities and towns around where you live and even around the globe to capture as many Pokémon as you can. As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you’re near a Pokémon. Once you’ve encountered a Pokémon, take aim on your smartphone’s touch screen and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away! Also look for PokéStops located at interesting places, such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments, where you can collect more Poké Balls and other items.
Customize Your Trainer
When you first play Pokémon GO, you’ll get to customize the look of your Trainer, choosing apparel and accessories to give him or her a cool look. Your customized character will appear as you move around on the map, as well as on your profile page. Plus, other players will see your character when they visit a Gym you control.
Add to Your Pokédex
In Pokémon GO, you will gain levels as a Trainer, and at higher levels you will be able to catch more powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You’ll also have access to more powerful items, such as Great Balls, to give you a better shot at catching Pokémon. Keep exploring and encountering Pokémon to raise your level!
There are other ways to add Pokémon to your Pokédex, too. If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you’ll get the opportunity to evolve one of them! And as you explore, you may find Pokémon Eggs at PokéStops, which will hatch after you’ve walked a specific distance. When they hatch, you may find Pokémon you’ve never seen before!
Some wild Pokémon will appear only in certain places near where you live or around the world. For example, some Water-type Pokémon may appear only near lakes and oceans. If you’re away from home, be sure to stay alert for Pokémon you wouldn’t normally encounter!
If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you can evolve one of them. This is useful for catching Pokémon you’re having a tough time finding in the wild. For example, if there are large numbers of Poliwag in your area, but no Poliwhirl nearby, catch a lot of Poliwag to eventually gain the ability to have one of them evolve into a Poliwhirl!
Join a Team and Battle
At a certain point in the game, you’ll be asked to join one of three teams. Once you join a team, you’ll gain the ability to assign Pokémon you’ve caught to open Gym locations or to a Gym where a team member has assigned a Pokémon. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world. Each player can place only one Pokémon at a particular Gym, so you’ll need to work together with other members of your team to build up a strong defense.
If a rival team has claimed a Gym, you can challenge it by using Pokémon you’ve caught to battle the defending Pokémon. Battles are challenging and fun. You choose which of your Pokémon will join in. Each Pokémon has two attacks, and can also dodge the defending Pokémon’s attacks if you swipe left or right. If your Pokémon win the battle, then the Gym’s Prestige is reduced. When the Gym’s Prestige drops to zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and you or another player can then take control of it by assigning a Pokémon to defend it.
Once your team has control of the Gym, team members can increase the Gym’s Prestige and level by battling the defending Pokémon. These training battles against your own team help your Pokémon level up as well. As the Gym gets to a higher level, your team can assign more Pokémon to defend it. You can also team up with your friends and battle at a rival Gym together to take down stronger Gyms faster.
You can tackle a wide variety of challenges in different categories, such as catching Pokémon and exploration. By completing these challenges, you’ll unlock achievement medals that will appear in your player profile. Try your best to unlock as many medals as you can!
What is Pokémon GO Plus
The Pokémon GO Plus is a small device that lets you enjoy Pokémon GO while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration.
The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. Look forward to the launch of the Pokémon GO Plus accessory in late July 2016.
Is playing pokemon go in India is risky?
Considering the Road condition and Mad Traffic it is really not that hard to think of Reasons.
Running absent minded on roads while looking into the mobile screen, chuckling over an attack-plan perhaps, may lead you to severe accidents and injuries. With the monsoon season on, it’s quite likely that the roads in India will not be any closer to safe, or will be there at all! No Pokémon Go player would ever want to end up being in an open pothole in India.
While the need for wider roads and strict traffic rules was always felt in India to counter the ever increasing road accidents, games like Pokémon Go can aggravate the condition. “Pokemoning” while driving has already become a serious traffic concern in foreign countries. So, it must be avoided at all costs in India.
Major Pokémon GO Update version 0.31.0 for Android & 1.1.0 for iOS- issues ( resets progress in game)
Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.31.0 for Android and 1.1.0 for iOS. This update is meant to make the Viral game more intersting and harder to find actual Pokemon as it has Removed footprints of nearby Pokémon. Avatars can now be re-customized from the Trainer profile screen. This update has adressed several bugs and issues such as memory.