Pokemon GO, Niantic’s long awaited Augmented Reality (AR) game, is finally here and, within a few days of its arrival, it has already proved to be incredibly popular. Seriously, who wouldn’t be excited about catching a Pokemon and finally become a Pokemon master? I mean, that was the dream of almost every kid in the late 90s. People are highly active on this amazing game, playing it day and night, going places, and catching awesome pocket monsters.
You can do all sorts of thing like catching and training them, visiting gyms, battling Pokemons, and much more. It uses your device’s GPS to track and notify you about the nearest Pokemon. Even though millions of players are already playing it, there are other millions who aren’t. This is because it’s not available everywhere.
The game has region/country restriction. At the time of writing this article, Pokemon Go is officially available in US, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. If you don’t happen to live in one of the mentioned areas, you won’t find it in the Google play store. If you don’t want to wait for the official launch in your country and want to feel the awesomeness right now, well, here’s how to do it.
Disclaimer: For the purpose of making this game work, we will be using an APK file. You know that installing APKs from the Internet or an untrusted source might install some malware or threatening software too. Even though I trust the source and have personally installed the APK file, I cannot guarantee 100% safety. So, proceed further at your own risk.
First of all, make sure to enable “Unknown sources” option in your device. You can do so by following this path: Settings > Security > Unknown sources.
Steps to Download Pokemon GO
- Download the APK for Pokemon Go from APKMirror.
- If you downloaded it to your computer, transfer it to your phone using a USB cable or any OTG device.
- Once it’s on your phone, find the APK and tap on it to install it on your device.
- Run through the installation process.
- Once installed, make sure you have GPS location services turned on to play this game.
Security tip: It is recommended to disable “Unknown sources” once the app is installed.
Setting up the game is fairly easy – just create an account and then create your player. That’s basically it. Now you are all set to play Pokemon Go and become the greatest Pokemon master this world has ever seen.