Think the Pokémon euphoria has died out? Think again, as the viral game makes its way to one of the world’s most populated countries of all, India. Pokémon Go mobile game is now also available for download in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
The augmented reality-based game Pokémon Go will take over Indian smartphones, as announced by Reliance Jio. The 4G LTE-only carrier has struck a partnership with Pokémon GO developer Niantic, and they will make the game available for downloading starting Wednesday
The partnership also means that thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and other partner premises will also serve as virtual ‘PokèStops’ or ‘Gyms,’ a concept in the game where you can find goodies and “battle” for Pokèmon characters and bragging rights.
The Reliance Jio’s has also launched a dedicated Pokèmon Gosocial messaging app called JioChat. This platform will allow the users to socialize with other players while earning credit to level-up faster.
John Hanke, who is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic in a press statement,
“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India. It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high-speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.”
The game is not the only thing that is looking to rise Reliance Jio’s stocks. The company is also offering a lot of 4G LTE data to their 50 million subscribers for free, much to the delight of the users.
Pokémon Go became an instant sensation after it was unveiled in July this year with over 500 million downloads recorded till now. The game took over the internet as well as the lives of many, forcing some to exercise more while encapsulating some so much that they put their and others’ lives at risk in their mad craze of catching the virtual monsters.
Although Pokémon Go wasn’t officially launched in the subcontinent region, the game was still being played after the users installed it through third party sources. The game became an addiction, so much so that a Gujarat-based resident even filed a court petition that the game was disrupting religious practices by showing eggs in religious places of worship.
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