Pokemon Go is the first ever pokemon based augmented reality games developed by Niantic Labs, the same brain behind Ingress. It is now the most talked about and downloaded app on both the Android Google Play and iOS AppStore market.
Pokemon Go is an adventurous game where you get to catch pokemon based on the real life location with the help of GPS. You will get to join teams, create gyms, fighting against wild pokemon around the world and possible catching some rare ones, and challenging against other players. Pokemon Go is now available in only the US, Australia and New Zealand. Pokemon fans in UK, Japan, China, South east Asia, Malaysia and the rest of the world will have to wait for its releases before they can play in their countries.
How to download Pokemon Go APK for Android
If you are living in the said countries listed above, the US, Australia or New Zealand, you can download Pokemon Go directly from the Google Play Store. Simply search for Pokemon Go from Google Play on your smartphone or tablet and install it.
If you are living outside of these countries and want to get a taste on the game, you can download the latest Pokemon Go apk from here. Download it using a browser on your phone and open the file to begin install it. Make sure to temporary enable the “Unknown sources” option to allow the installation of the Pokemon Go apk. Read more below about what you can and can’t do in Pokemon Go if you are living outside of the supported countries.
Tested devices: Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, Grand Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Note4, S3, Note3, LG G Stylo, Xiami Mi 5, Mi Note, Redmi note 3, 2, and some other Huawei, Lenovo, Motorola, Sony and HTC devices.
How to download Pokemon Go in iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
The same applies to iOS users, if you are living in the supported countries now, you can simply search for and download Pokemon Go directly from the App Store.
However, if you are not in the selected countries and yet you wish to try Pokemon Go before the official release, follow the steps below to download and install Pokemon Go on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
First of all, you will have to make your iPhone or iPad to believe you are in the US, Australia or New Zealand so that Pokemon Go will show up in the AppStore. In order to do this, you will have to:
- Logout from App Store on your iOS device.
- Go to Home Screen > tap Settings > iTunes & App Store.
- Tap on Create new Apple ID.
- Follow the on-screen instruction to select “None” when it comes to entering your billing info and add a US, Australia or New Zealand address.
- Login to your new Apple ID.
- Go to App Store and search for Pokemon Go. It should appear now.
No Pokemon shows up on the map in Pokemon Go? Failed to detect location error after deploying incense?
It’s because Niantic lab has applied region control in Pokemon Go. Those living in the countries outside of US, Australia and New Zealand will not be able to see any Pokémon on your map and will have problems detecting location while you walk around.
By default, you will not be able to find Pokemon Go in Google Play or App Store if you are not in the said countries. With the help of external Pokemon Go APK download and install, we will still be able to play Pokemon Go but limited to only the tutorial part where you will have to catch your first pokemon, the mighty Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. After catching one of them, you will not be able to proceed and there’s nothing you can do other than waiting for the official version to release in your country.
However, there is still a tricky way we don’t recommend that includes using VPN on your device, rooting your phones and faking the device location, to be able to play Pokemon Go outside of US, Australia and New Zealand. We don’t recommend this because it may break your device or worse when it comes to rooting or and installing something you have no knowledge about. Be patient, Nintendo promised that Pokemon Go will be released globally as soon as possible.
Pokemon Go for PC Download Windows 10/8/7 or Mac
For those who are looking for a way to play Pokemon Go on a PC or Mac, stop looking because there isn’t a way to play it since it requires you to move around.
There is still a way to open Pokemon Go on your PC by using the very popular method of playing it on an android emulator such as Bluestacks 2 App Player. However, it would be meaningless to play it on your computer if you can’t move around with a GPS locator. You can still be able to install and open Pokemon Go on your PC via Bluestacks or Andy android emulator.