Is 'Pokémon Go' Coming to the UK and Japan? Here Are the Countries That Have the Game Now
Countries that have Pokémon Go, as of Thursday:
Countries where people say Pokémon Go is reportedly working:
Countries where Pokémon Go is supposedly coming next:
The game developer — Niantic Labs — originally planned to roll out the augmented reality game worldwide in the first week of July, but that plan was foiled after its servers failed to keep up with player demand, CNET reported. Rumors pointed to a Pokémon Go release in Europe and Asia this week. No whispers through the grapevine yet on Canada or South America.
And while Pokémon Go hasn't launched globally, there were still plenty of PokéStops and Pokémon abound in countries ahead of the games' release, like the U.K., for example, as Pocket-Lint noted.
Instead, trainers with Android devices thirsty for Pokéblood have to download and install a version from a file-sharing site — which is only a good idea if you don't mind infecting your phone with malware in return for a sweet, sweet catch.
We have reached out to Niantic Labs for comment.
July 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.