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Pokemon GO Has Landed On Asian Shores In Hong Kong - Singaporean Trainers, Brace Yourselves

UPDATE July 25th 12PM: Pokemon GO is now available in Hong Kong!! Enjoy the game guys!

Editor’s Note July 14th, 10AM : Users have quickly reported back to us that the game is not yet out on their play store. We apologize for the inaccurate information. Thank you for your feedback!

Editor’s’s Note July 15th, 9AM: You can check Pokemon Go’s server status here, but in the interest of your personal data, we do not recommend joining their mailing list. Niantic’s official statement: 

“The team is currently heads down working on the game. We do not have any announced plans for countries beyond New Zealand, Australia, US and Germany at the moment.”

Chris Kramer, Vice President

Yesterday, Pokemongoasia.com predicted that within 48 hour’s time, Pokemon Go would reach Asia.

It turns out they were absolutely right, as Pokemon Go has been released in Hong Kong yesterday!

The app has appeared in the Hong Kong Google Play app stores since yesterday, as verified by news website i4u. Apple users, however, have not been able to download the app in these two countries.

Image Credit: i4u News

For those dying to get be the first trainers in their countries, the site recommends accessing this link at their Google Play stores. If the app can be seen, you’re all ready to go!

In South Korea, while the release of Pokemon GO on the Korean app store has still not been decided according to a Pokemon Korea’s spokesperson, Korean fans have been able to download the app via the US-based Apple app store.

However, since the South Korean government has blocked Google Maps from GPS mapping in South Korea due to security restrictions, the only places that Koreans can play Pokemon Go are Sokcho and Busan – which have been mismapped as regions belonging to North Korea and Japan respectively.

We at Vulcan Post believe that the app is due to be released within the same timeline stated by pokemongoasia in Singapore due to the similarity of mobile markets between Hong Kong. -Vulcan Post

Feature image credit: Nintendo, Niantic

Editor’s Note July 14th, 10AM : Users have quickly reported back to us that the game is not yet out on their play store. We apologize for the inaccurate information. Thank you for your feedback! 

Editor’s’s Note July 15th, 9AM: You can check Pokemon Go’s server status here, but in the interest of your personal data, we do not recommend joining their mailing list. Niantic’s official statement: 

“The team is currently heads down working on the game. We do not have any announced plans for countries beyond New Zealand, Australia, US and Germany at the moment.”

Chris Kramer, Vice President

 

 

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