How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

Updated: How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

Pokémon Go is Nintendo’s first foray into augmented reality apps for Apple and Android devices, and it has already proved to be incredibly popular, with Pokémon players around the world downloading the app and hunting for pocket monsters.

Although most of the world can’t wait to catch Pokémon on their smartphones, Pokémon Go is now officially out for those in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand and Japan, although some other countries around the world are still having to wait. Thankfully new regions are officially getting Pokémon Go at a consistent rate.

Niantic, Inc, the company that developed Pokémon Go, have released a number of updates for the game, though a recent update, 0.31.0, has been controversial due to removing the footsteps tracker and other handy elements of the game. Some users also report that their progress has been reset.

If you’re encountering any problems while playing, head over to our how to fix Pokemon Go problems guide, which should help you get Pokémon Go up and running.

Once you’ve downloaded Pokémon Go, make sure you check out our guide to the best Pokémon Go tips and tricks to help you catch all the best Pokémon! This guide to downloading Pokémon Go includes a new link to the latest version of the game – so you can safely download it without worrying.

If you’re completely new to the world of Pokémon, then check out Pokemon Go: A complete beginner’s guide, which will show you how to get started.

How to save the battery life of your phone when playing Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go is proving to be hugely popular, so if you’re unable to connect to the server, check out the Pokémon Go Server Status page to make sure the server is online. If it’s not, that may be why you cannot connect to Pokémon Go.

Updated: How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

The good news is that if you’re in the US, UK or Australia you can now officially download Pokémon Go for Android devices and for Apple iOS devices as well.

However, there is a way for you to play Pokémon Go right now without having to wait for it to launch in your location, and we show you how to download Pokémon Go for both Android and iOS devices. Once you’ve downloaded it, make sure you check out our guide on how to save the battery life of your phone when playing Pokémon Go, so you don’t miss out on any rare Pokémon thanks to a dead battery.

Read on to find out how to get Pokémon Go without having to wait.

How to download Pokémon Go for Android

If you want to play Pokémon Go on your Android device, and you’re not in a country that has made Pokémon Go available through the Google Play store, then the following instructions will show you how to download it from a third-party website.

Download the Pokémon Go APK file

First you need to allow your Android device to install and run apps downloaded from other places. Be cautious when you turn on this setting, as you’ll want to make sure you only download apps you know are safe and reliable.

To make sure you are completely safe with this guide, make sure you check out our how to avoid Pokemon Go malware tutorial.

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Open up Settings and go to Security. Scroll down and next to where it says ‘Unknown sources’, tap the toggle to turn this setting on.

Now you need to download the Pokémon Go APK file. On your Android device go to the Pokémon Go APK webpage and tap on ‘Download APK’. Select ‘OK’ when the warning message appears and Pokémon Go will download. This APK file is now the latest version of Pokémon Go.

Updated: How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

Once it’s downloaded, swipe your finger down from the top of your Android device to see the notification area and select the Pokémon Go file, then select ‘Install’. Pokémon Go will now install, letting you play right now. Happy hunting!

How to download and install Pokémon Go on iPhone

If you have an iPhone or another iOS device, then the process for getting Pokémon Go is slightly different.

While Pokémon Go is available on the App Store, if it’s not available in your country follow our instructions on how to download and install it.

Log out of your Apple ID

First of all, you’ll need to make your iPhone belive you’re in a region that can download Pokémon Go. Open up Settings on your iPhone, tap on ‘Apple ID’ and select to sign out.

Now go back into Settings and select General > Language & Region. Set your region as US, New Zealand or Australia – all of these regions can download Pokémon Go.

Updated: How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

Open up the App Store

Now open up the App Store. Search for Pokémon Go and it should appear. If it doesn’t choose a free app to download and select ‘Create new Apple ID’.

Go through the process of creating an Apple ID and select ‘None’ in the Billing menu and add a US, New Zealand or Australian address. Google can come in handy here if you need to search for an address.

Updated: How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

Download Pokémon Go onto your iPhone

Now you can download and install Pokémon Go onto your iPhone or iPad. Once Pokémon Go is released in your region you can sign back in with your Apple ID – though you may need to reinstall Pokémon Go.

Luckily your data is saved to the cloud, so you’ll be able to play Pokémon Go where you left off.

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50 thoughts on “How to download and play Pokemon Go right now

  1. Not working in india for android just keep on showing the first page

  2. I lived at asia region. I’ve been play pokemon go around 2 days and the only pokemon i discovered is the starting pokemon(charmender,bulbasaur, pikachu). Is it because pokemon didnt officially realease at my country?

  3. is there any way for me to download this i have an android s3 version 4.1.2

  4. Someone plz help I installed the app but it just shows the Niantic picture and then just doesn’t launch and takes me out of the app.

  5. i have the 4.2.2 and it wont let me update it to the 4.4 :/ is that why it does not work for me?

  6. I’m on android and when I try to load up Pokemon GO, it just crashes :/

  7. If I’m gonna make a new apple id, I don’t know what to put in the address :/

  8. Are you using the iPhone work around? If so, choose a new Apple ID. If you’re downloading it from a region that it’s launched in, you can just sign in.

  9. But when you want to install the game from the app store, you need to sign in or create a new apple id. What should I do?

  10. Hi I’m Lois from Philippines,IOS user Im using IPhone6s and using IOS 10 beta, I followed every directions on how to download and change language and regions to play Pokemon GO but still it didn’t work. Do you have plan B for IOS users to play this game? Thanks d83dde42

  11. If i have downloaded it can i then change back to my original region?

  12. I downloaded the app but when i swiped my finger from the top and tapped the massage that the pokemon go app downloaded i couldn’t open it.

  13. I’d followed all instructions and dloaded successfully.. since it’s been released in US, australia and NZ for now, would i still be able to see and catch pokemons even if the game isnt release yet in our country?

  14. Thanks for reminding. The lower version caused the problem. I have updated to a higher version over 4.4. I can install the game now. Thank you!

  15. Alright so if the phone isn’t supported, then you cant install the game period correct? I download the Pok00e9mon GO APK. Well I can install the game yet whenever I open the app it loads for a few seconds then home screens. My phone is Android, and the APK file is from The .apk file could be corrupted? But my friends downloaded from it and he could open. whats the issue? I can’t get it to work and I’d love some help/feedback, it’d really be appreciated.

  16. I’m on IOS and I’ve done every step of the guide,but when I choose

  17. For some reason I can get as far as putting in a random US address after selecting ‘none’ for billing information but it then brings me to a next page that doesn’t have the ‘none’ option and I can only get further if I put in card details. Has this happened for anyone else? (I’m in the UK)

  18. I helped a friend outside the available regions get it on her phone. She ended up getting banned from the server a few days later.

  19. how exactly will it get you banned? Did you get banned, did a friend get banned? Or are you just speculating?

  20. Doesn’t work for iOS. I tried going thru itunes on the phone and on a desktop and it keeps asking for a credit card to activate the new account. It won’t display the

  21. Nooo! The whole world is playing Pokemon Go and it seems that nothing is working for me to make it available! Tried the trick with changing location but it didn’t work on my iphone :( Any other suggestions?

  22. You haven’t updated the article with all references to places where it is available. You may want to add Spain as those people that mainly speak Spanish will want to know if they can get it in their native language.

  23. got Pokemon GO installed on my iPhone for a week (US version), but nothing ever show up in the map. I guess even you can install the app, the server is not deploying data to the part of the world, there would be nothing to catch anyway.

  24. Have ipod 6th gen and done all required, only one thing that is preventing me from finishing. Itunes requires activating the account by sending an email but I do not get an email to do this. I have verified the email over ten times and still no email from itunes, any suggestions. Thanks

  25. I am on an iPhone 6 with iOS 8.3 and it keeps crashing for me the second I open it(updating isn’t an option for me btw and I’ve tried reinstalling and restarting my phone)

  26. It doesnt work for me anymore… they blocked the install button

  27. what about updates? there is a newer version already 29.1 i guess…

  28. I’m gonna have to wait some weeks because i need a new IPhone

  29. Seems like most people are having a problem. We could just have some patience and wait a few weeks.

  30. (It is not safe to download on this site, if you want the latest pokemon go game you must go to Google Playstore or Google search it 201cPokemon Go Latest201d, it is required to download the latest version in order to make it work on your phone and to secure your fone from visuses and keylogger malwares like on this site.) Im on USA and got all of these using Pokemon Go VPN got it by searching on Google

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