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Is Pokemon Go Available In India?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Pokemon Go is an augmented reality mobile game that was released first in 2016.
If you are wondering if the game is available in India, you will be delighted to know that it is.

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality mobile game that was released first in 2016. It is a huge part of the Pokémon franchise, developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. When the game was released it was a big sensation as it allowed players to experience the joy of capturing different types of Pokemon and evolving them right in time for battle. If you are wondering if the game is available in India, you will be delighted to know that it is. Here's all you need to know about Pokemon Go in India.


Can You Play Pokemon Go in India?

Yes, you can play Pokemon Go in India. If you are new to gaming and a big Pokemon fan, you will be ecstatic to know that Pokemon Go is available in India and you can totally pick it up easily as a hobby.

Last year, the Pokemon Company (TPC) and Niantic even launched Pokemon Go app in Hindi in India. TPC also reiterated its commitment to the Indian gaming market as it renamed over 800 Pokemon in Hindi to make the game and its lore and story more accessible and relatable for fans and players in India.

Talking about the localization, Niantic Emerging Markets VP Omar Tellez reportedly said, "The Hindi version of Pokemon GO will promote inclusivity, encourage engagement, and enable more players to embark on their Pokemon GO adventures. Since the launch of the game in 2016, we have added over five lakh Pokestops across India and the company also has been organising several on-ground activations."


More recently, Pokemon Go announced a strategic partnership with McDonald's India (West and South). As part of this collaboration, Pokemon trainers can interact with Sponsored PokéStops and Gyms when they visit McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India.

Additionally, Pokemon Go also hosts Community Days regularly for the Indian community. Last year, it hosted a special event for Diwali for players. Players were treated to a special event called the Festival of Lights. This celebration was quite a feat for the Indian players. Niantic also added new celebration locations in the Indian subcontinent.

The following locations were a part of the Festival of Lights event:

  • New Delhi’s Lodhi Gardens

  • Mumbai’s Horniman Circle Garden, 

  • Pune’s Saras Baug, 

  • Gurugram’s Leisure Valley Park, 

  • Jaipur’s Jawahar Circle, 

  • Bengaluru’s VR Mall in Mahadevpura, 

  • Kanpur’s Kargil Park, 

  • Vadodara’s Kamatibaug, 

  • Kolkata’s Lions Safari Park in Rabindra Sarovar Lake, 

  • Varanasi’s Shaheed Udyaan Nagar Nigam, 

  • Patna’s Science Center, 

  • Chennai’s Tower Park in Anna Nagar, 

  • Hyderabad’s Indira Park, 

  • Lucknow’s Lohia Park, 

  • Ahmedabad’s Gandhi Ashram, 

  • Thiruvananthapuram’s The Napier Museum 

  • Visakhapatnam’s All Abilities Children Park


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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