Pokemon Go : Here’s how to download the Game on Android and iPhone

Other than the Apple and Samsung upcoming devices rocking the mobile trends, the Pokemon Go game is what’s currently trending in the mobile gaming world.

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Yes, you read that right. If by any chance, you haven’t heard of the Pokemon Go game before now, then trust me, you are missing out on a lot of mobile tech news. Well, I guess that’s why you have TechsNG. 😀

Pokemon Go was released a few weeks back and it’s been topping the mobile chart since then. According to statistics, Pokemon game tops twitter in daily users and has higher engagement levels than Facebook. Yes, it’s that addictive.

The Pokemon Go game basically uses your phone’s GPS and camera functionalities as Pokémons will appear in the real world using the phone’s camera and the player is expected to capture the Pokemons.

playing pokemon go in the streets


Unfortunately, the game isn’t available in Nigeria yet but for those who are eager in getting the game set and running on their Android or iPhone, we’ve got your back.

Downloading Pokemon Go On Android

There are basically three ways you can get the game on your Android smartphone. But not to worry, I won’t bug you with all three. Instead, I’d render the simplest method and that’s actually downloading the apk app directly.

To download Pokemon Go on your Android smartphone, click Here.

Download Pokemon Go Game on iPhone

Downloading the game on an iPhone isn’t as easy as illustrated in the Android version, and that’s because of iOS limitations. Point is, you can still get that done.


Steps:

  • Log out of your App store account ( Go to settings > iTunes & App store, app on Apple ID and choose to sign out)
  • Change the region on your device ( Go to settings > General, navigate down to Language & Region and tap on it,  choose a region where the app is usable. Example, United States).
  • Now, click HERE to download Opera VPN app. When prompt to enter your Apple ID,  choose to create new. You should create a US Apple ID this time. Guide 1 | Guide 2.
  • After launching Opera VPN, choose to connect to a US server. After successful connection, move on to the next step.
  • Download the Pokemon GO Game from the App store, follow the onscreen instructions and enjoy.

Since the Pokemon Go game isn’t available in Nigeria yet (we hope it will soon), there might be difficulties in seeing Pokémon in every location. So, I guess you should have to keep trying. But please, play with caution. The game can be very addictive.

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