Pokemon GO now available for download in India

14 December 2016

After a long wait, Pokémon GO is now finally available for download in India. The game is available on both, iOS and Android, on their respective stores.

Pokémon GO has been brought to India by Niantic in partnership with Reliance Jio. As part of this partnership, all the Jio retail locations and charging stations throughout the country will appear as PokéStops and Gyms within the game. Pokémon GO will also have access to the exclusive Pokémon GO channel on the JioChat messaging app.

Pokémon GO is a free to play game that released on iOS and Android back in July in select regions. Since then players in India have been finding ways to play it, most commonly by sideloading the APK on their Android device. Niantic has since tried to prevent players in some regions from playing the game, by disabling the PokéStops and clearing all the data off the game map. There was no statement from the company as to why this was being done and why the game was being delayed.

With the Reliance Jio partnership, the game is now finally available to players in India, and you can also probably figure out why it took them so long to release it officially.

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