How to download Pokemon Go in India
If you have an Android device, you don’t have to wait for Niantic and The Pokémon Company to announce an official release date of Pokémon Go in your region. The game is out now in the US and Germany in addition to Australia and New Zealand. But if you don’t live in these countries, you can download Pokemon go .apk file, and it works on Android devices outside of the territories the game is available officially in right now.
“The game is unavailable in my region Brazil, but I could download Pokemon go with .apk pure, just set the region to Australia,” claimed one Reddit user.
“I got it working in Canada on a Galaxy S6! I too caught a Bulbasaur in my living room,” said another.
Steps in order to download Pokemon Go on Android:
- Download the game’s APK from here.
- If you’re on a PC, attach your phone via USB and copy the file to the Downloads folder.
- On your phone go to Settings, Security and allow for the installation of apps from unknown sources.
- Now simply go to the Downloads folder on your phone and install it.
You can user some Pokemon locating apps like Poke Radar to find nearby Pokemon.
Keep in mind that Pokemon Go sports some in-app purchases as reported earlier.
Initially, the game was discovered in Australia and New Zealand app stores. Usually, most developers use these markets to test out certain aspects of the game such as micro transaction prices and certain design elements. We’ve seen that with titles from other big name publishers like Rovio and EA. Chances are, the same applies here. The US launch seems like a knee-jerk reaction. With an event slated for sometime next month, called Pokémon Outbreak we won’t be surprised to see a formal announcement around that time if not earlier.
Nonetheless, we’ve got the game working, look out for our impressions shortly.