POKEMON GO is here!
If you’re like me, you’re a closet Pokemon lover. Yes I still have my yellow Pokemon Gameboy and Yellow game. When that game dropped on Gameboy, you best believe I was all over it, just like every other kid in the world. There’s a reason why everyone is so obsessed with the game – not only was it an integral part of every 90s and early 2000’s kids morning cartoon ritual, but the games were damn, damn good!
Simple to play, the addictive rock-paper-scissors strategy made it easy for anyone to pick up but also added a degree of difficulty for “experts” to master.
And now, with the Pokemon Go! cell phone game, people can find virtual pokemon all over the world, and feel like a real life pokemon master in the process.
Or have inappropriate amounts of fun like these people are.. along with some much needed exercise for gamers alike :p
How to download Pokémon Go, even in the UK
Android is the slightly easier option. First head along to APK Mirror and download the Pokémon Go APK. This is the official version of the game from the Play Store, but uploaded to another repository that isn’t geolocked.
To install Pokémon Go, you need to tell your phone to accept APKs from third-party sources (such as APK Mirror). This is usually found within Settings, then Security, and then scroll down until you see a checkbox for “Unknown sources.”
Once that’s done, open up the Pokémon Go APK that you downloaded; it should install without a problem. Afterwards, you can go ahead and uncheck “Unknown sources.”
Installing Pokémon Go on iOS is either very easy, or rather difficult, depending on your perspective. Basically, you need to change your iTunes Store/Apple ID location to USA/New Zealand, where Pokémon Go is officially available.
The simplest route is to create a brand new Apple ID on your iPhone. Open Settings, tap iCloud, and then scroll down and press Sign Out. Next, click “Create a new Apple ID,” and follow the prompts to make an account in US/New Zealand. When it gets to payment details, select None; for the billing address, any US/New Zealand will do.
Alternatively, of course, you could just wait for Pokémon Go to launch in your country (it should be any day now in the UK).