Pokémon GO is now officially released in the UK
Rejoice Pokémon fans you can now officially install Pokémon GO in the UK! Pokémon GO has seen incredible success since it’s initial release in Australia, New Zealand and the USA last week, so much so that Nintendo’s stock has risen greatly in the days following and today’s launch in the UK is sure to skyrocket it some more.
Up until today UK Pokémon fans had to install the app from APK mirrors for Android or create new iTunes accounts in different regions to download Pokémon GO. With today’s release all you need to do to become the very best Pokémon trainer you’ve always wanted to be is visit the Play store for Android and the App store for iOS devices.
It is adviseable for those that installed the app on Android via APK mirrors to install the official build from the Play Store, It has been discovered that some of those apks were comprimised and included malicious code. If you did happen to install a comprimised build of Pokémon GO, reinstalling an official version isn’t going to fix any lasting damage your original install may have done and it would be wise to run a virus scan using security software on your Android.
Pokémon GO’s features include:
Catch Pokémon: Pokémon GO invites players to step outside, walk around and catch wild Pokémon. As players increase in level, they’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon and gain access to more-powerful items. While working to complete the Pokédex, players will be able to evolve Pokémon by catching multiples of the same species and can even find Pokémon Eggs which hatch after a player walks a specific distance. Players are encouraged to keep exploring and encountering the many different Pokémon needed to complete the Pokédex!
Join a Team and Battle: Players can join one of three teams, Mystic, Instinct or Valor and assign Pokémon they have caught to an open Pokémon Gym location or to a Gym claimed by a fellow team member. Teams must battle against the defending Pokémon in their rival teams’ Gyms to lower a Gym’s Prestige and claim the Gym for their own team. Cooperation amongst team members is important in securing as many Gyms as possible.
Share the Fun: Activate the camera feature to take photos of Pokémon encountered in the world. With their real-life surroundings providing a backdrop for these photos, players will be able to share these memorable moments with their friends.
Customise the Trainer Avatar:Players can choose from a range of apparel and accessories to match their in-game avatar with their personal style. The customised avatar will appear on the map as players move around, as well as on their profile page. Trainer’s avatars will also appear in Gyms under their team’s control.
Soundtrack by Junichi Masuda: Pokémon GO will feature all-new music composed by GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda. Mr. Masuda has worked on Pokémon video games since the very first games and has composed many of the classic and memorable songs that have inspired fans for decades.
If Pokémon GO isn’t enough to sate your current Pokémon urges, the Nintendo eShop is currently having a sale on digital versions of the orignal Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow games. You can play these digital versions of the original games on 3DS and 2DS systems.