The internet exploded yesterday after Nintendo and Niantic Labs launched “Pokemon GO” without warning. However, not everyone was able to play it right away. When will the game’s official global launch be?
Gamers in select countries have been able to download and play the mobile augmented reality game since its launch. The game app first rolled out in Australia, New Zealand and Japan yesterday. Nintendo then made it available in the United States soon after. When can gamers from other parts of the globe get to finally play “Pokemon GO?”
According to ComicBook.com, neither Nintendo nor the Pokemon Company has confirmed a global release date for the game yet. Nintendo’s staggered launch makes sense, though. As reported earlier, “Pokemon GO” will be using real life locations as PokeStops, battlegrounds and gyms. Everything needs to be in place for things to be seamless.
However, some enterprising gamers have begun using android application packages (APK) to download the app from countries other than those mentioned above. However, some gamers themselves have warned against these “illegal” downloads.
One British gamer on Twitter even advised fellow European gamers to delete the app or risk getting banned. “If you have downloaded the APK for Pokemon GO delete it now. They are banning your device and not your account, which is much worse!” he said. Nintendo has yet to verify these reports.
Check out the prices of available “Pokemon GO” microtransactions below.
Prices for PokeCoins
100 PokeCoins: 1.49 AUD (0.99 USD)
550 PokeCoins: 7.99 AUD (4.99 USD)
1,200 PokeCoins: 14.99 AUD (9.99 USD)
2,500 PokeCoins: 30.99 AUD (19.99 USD)
5,200 PokeCoins: 62.99 AUD (39.99 USD)
14,500 PokeCoins: 159.99 AUD (99.99 USD)
Prices for Items
20 Poke Balls: 100 PokeCoins
100 Poke Balls: 460 PokeCoins
200 Poke Balls: 800 PokeCoins
Incense: 80 PokeCoins
8 Incense: 500 PokeCoins
25 Incense: 1,250 PokeCoins
Lucky Egg: 80 PokeCoins
8 Lucky Eggs: 500 PokeCoins
25 Lucky Eggs: 1,250 PokeCoins
Lure Module: 100 PokeCoins
8 Lure Modules: 680 PokeCoins
Egg Incubator: 150 PokeCoins
The microtransactions listed above aren’t mandatory, though. Players can still enjoy “Pokemon GO” even without spending a cent. Every time players visit PokeStops and Gyms through the game, they will receive a PokeBall. The Potions and Eggs, on the other hand, will be available in those stops. The app itself also does not cost anything to download.