How to Download Pokémon Go in India for Android & iOS

The new trend on planet earth nowadays is going around catching Pokémon in your house, neighborhood, office, school, college and even bathrooms. This thing became so popular so soon that it overtook Twitter in terms of daily active users, which made the game servers crash repeatedly under huge active user base. The game was first launched in the US, Australia, and New Zealand on July 6, 2016, ie. seven days ago from the day of writing this article. In a week the game has topped charts in the US and drove users all over the world crazy. Since the game has become immensely popular all over the world but is only available in limited countries for now, In this article I will show you how you can download Pokémon Go on your Android & iOS device in India.
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What the Hell is Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game from Niantic for Apple and Android devices. It uses your phone's GPS to detect where you are and clocks to detect what time it is. When you're in the game, you move around your neighborhood or any place and Pokémon appear on your screen depending on your location and time. As you move around to different places, you'll encounter different Pokémon, you can catch them using Pokéballs. What you have to do is just fling Pokéball at them and wait for it to capture it for you. As you move around, you'll find PokéStops, Stores, Gyms etc. As you level up, you can capture Gyms and train your Pokémon. This combo of the real world and game is known as augmented reality. Another popular augmented reality game from Niantic; Ingress is available worldwide for download.

How to Download Pokémon Go in India

Since the game was only released in United States, New Zealand, and Australia for now, people living in India cannot download it from Google Play store, as they normally would've done, but this does not mean that you cannot Play it before it gets released in India. Follow the steps given below to Download the Pokémon GO APK file and installing it onto your Android or iOS device.
Photo Source: Nintendo

How to Install for Android

Getting Pokémon Go for Android users in India is very easy. No need to root your device, just follow the steps given below and you'll be good to go on your Pokémon  hunting journey in no time. 

On your Android phone, Go to Settings > Security; scroll down and turn on 'Unknown sources' toggle. Once it is turned on, follow the steps given below.

  • Download Pokémon Go APK file from this link and save it onto your computer.
  • Connect your phone to your computer, open mass storage.
  • Copy/Paste the Pokémon Go APK file into your phone. 
  • Using File manager, access the file on your phone and Install it.

Once the Installation is completed, you'll see the game icon on your home screen / app drawer depending on your phone OS. You can now go ahead and start your Pokemon journey but Remember, as the app says 'Be alert of your surroundings at all times'

How to Install for iPhone / iOS Users

Pokémon Go ipa file is unavailable at the moment, but there is still a way for downloading the game in other countries. Follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Log Out of your current Apple ID by going to featured tab of App store on your phone, go to the bottom and tap on Sign Out button. 

Step 2:  Go to Settings > General > Language & Region. Now change your region to the United States. This will trick your phone into thinking that it is in the US.

Step 3: Open App store, create a new Apple ID. Once done, now you have an Apple ID in US App store.

Step 4: Search Pokémon Go on App Store. Bingo! it will start to appear in search results. Just install it the way you install other apps. Done!

Now that you've successfully installed Pokémon Go on your device, you can simply start your Pokémon journey.

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