How to get Pokémon GO today on Android devices in the USA and Europe

By ·July 6, 2016 3:49 pm

Are you one of those poor souls, like us, still waiting to join the rest of the world in capturing Pokémon right in your very own backyard? Well fear not. The Nerd Recites is here to help. Unfortunately for owners of iOS devices, this technique is only available to owners of Android devices. So, with that in mind – let’s get started.

UPDATE: Pokémon GO is now officially available for the iOS and Android in the United States, there is no need to install the below APK anymore as it’s now available on the Play store.

First off, you’ll want to head on over to the provided website on your Android device, and download the APK: Link here.

Once the download has completed, navigate to your  downloads folder and click on the file to run the installation. Please note, you may need to go to your phone’s security settings and tick the box for ‘Unknown sources’ to begin the installation.

And it’s as simple as that, dear Pokéfans. Once that is all completed, all that’s left is to get yourself on the app, set it up as normal, and be on your way.

We hope this helps, and now please go out there and enjoy the journey towards being a Pokémon GO master.

Let us know in the comments about your experiences with Pokémon GO, and your initial impressions of the game.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we here at The Nerd Recites have some Pokémon to capture. SQUIRTLE, YOU’RE MINE!

Written by Oliver Ducker

Gaming and Comics Writer

Oliver is a graduate of computer science and games development, and an aspiring 2D and 3D graphic artist.

He is a huge fan of villains, anti-villains, and anti-heroes in media.
His specialist subjects involve The Punisher, Deadpool, Batman and his Rogues Gallery, Pokémon, LOST, and Middle-Earth.

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  1. I was able to download the game with the APK, and play it from about 1030 am till the servers crashed about 130 pm (CST). I am waiting (impatiently) for it to come back up….

  2. It’s not working! I have the app now thanks to that link bug it keeps saying that the servers are down -__-

  3. staff

    It’s beyond likely that the servers will be crashing today due to all of this additional traffic Europe and the USA are sending to them. Part of the reason App developers only release in specific regions before a global release is to stress test their servers and infrastructure and ultimately prepare them for the massive influx of users.

    Now that people are able to access the APK globally we have collectively become that massive influx of users and are putting to much pressure on servers intended to be used for just a handful of regions, not all regions. It will all be back to normal in a day or two as Niantic ramp up operations for their actual global release.