Update (July 6): As of 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET, Pokémon GO is available for players in the U.S. Android users can download the app right here, while iOS users can download the app right here. Android’s launch version is 0.29.0 and the iOS launch version is 1.0.
Android and iOS users in Australia and Japan can now download the initial launch version of Niantic Labs’ augmented reality Pokémon GO app.
The current version requires approximately 60 MB for Android users and 100 MB for iOS users. According to the Google Play store, the app requires Android version 4.4 and up. And Apple’s App Store notes that iOS 8.0 or later is required.
The app, while free to download, offers in-game purchases between $0.99 – $99.99 per item. Currently, only the first generation of 151 Pokémon are available, but The Pokémon Company plans to “release” additional generations into the wild in the future.
As Pokémon GO begins rolling out for the U.S. and other regions (which should be soon), we’ll be sure to provide updates at the top of this post. However, Android users who wish not to wait can download the Android application package (APK) file right now.
Trainers looking to enhance their experience can purchase the optional Pokémon GO Plus accessory from participating retailers; using the Bluetooth compatible device will alert players of nearby Pokémon with flashes of light.
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