If you’re an Android user, you can now play Pokemon Go on your phone. The game has entered the world of Android phones even before making its way into iPhones. Pokemon Go is all the rage this year. Since its launch on the 6th of July, it has garnered much attention worldwide. Millions of people all over the world have already downloaded the game and is playing it. This comes as a surprise due to the fact that the game is yet to be officially launched in many countries. But, this fact hasn’t stopped the game from breaking records all over.
What’s All The Buzz Around Pokemon Go
Ever since its launch, social media has gone into a frenzy over the game and there are memes, discussions and buzz only about this new game all over. Well, Pokemon Go is actually a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game based on location. It was launched by The Pokemon Company. It is based on 90s animated television show that was widely popular. The game makes it possible for the players to capture, battle and train these virtual creatures, called Pokemon. The player has to move across places in the real world to capture Pokemon. It is this virtual reality feature that has made the game a huge success.
Where Has Pokemon Go Been Launched
The initial release of the game for Android and iOS on 6th of July saw its launch in United States, Australia and New Zealand. Later on, it went on to be released in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy. It was later revealed that the game will be launched in another 200 countries. The countries where the game is likely to be released next are India, Japan, Brazil, Ireland, Philippines and Canada.
But, that’s not a setback that the gamers all over the world had to deal with since sources have started distributing the game’s apk files. On Android phones, it is possible to download these APK files even before the actual release in the country.
How To Download Pokemon Go On An Android Phone
If you have an Android phone, downloading the game is easy. Here are the steps to download Pokemon Go on your Android phone:
NOTE: Pokemon Go doesn’t work on Android Nougat yet.
1) Find a good source for the apk file on the internet, like, for instance, http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/niantic-inc/pokemon-go/pokemon-go-0-29-0-release/pokemon-go-0-29-0-android-apk-download/.
NOTE: There are many fake apps and unreliable sources that are using the game file to actually affect your phone for their own benefits. So, only download the apk file from a reliable source to avoid future problems of any sort.
1) After downloading, the next step is the installation. You can find the apk file in the ‘Downloads’ folder of your Android phone.
2) If you have blocked installation from unknown sources, go to ‘Settings’ and enable installation.
3) Then, install the app by giving permissions and start playing.
All in all, Pokemon Go is a fun game for people of all age groups, especially if you want to relive the magic of your 90s childhood.