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'Pokémon Go' is now available in the UK

Engadget Engadget 14/07/2016 Nick Summers
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Pokéfans in Britain, rejoice. Pokémon Go, the AR video game that lets you catch colourful critters with your smartphone, is now available in the UK version of the App Store and Google Play. That means you no longer have to fiddle about with APKs or store regions to start your own adventure.

The app is already a huge success -- both in its official launch markets and beyond -- as trainers young and old try to build out their personal collections. It's a fun, if shallow (and slightly unreliable) game that encourages people to go outside and explore their surroundings. But be warned, as the app has already lured players towards some pretty strange locations -- and crafty crooks have figured out how to use the game as bait for muggings. Unlike the regions of Kanto and Hoenn, Great Britain can be a dangerous place -- so stay safe and keep your wits about you.

Pokemon Go (iOS), (Android)

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