Pokémon GO Now Available in Malaysia from 6 Aug 2016

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Folks in Malaysia can now officially download Pokémon GO from the Play Store or App Store. Discover Pokémon in the world around you!

Pokémon Go (stylized Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed and published by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game is the result of a collaboration between Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokémon Company.

It was initially released in selected countries in July 2016. In the game, players use a mobile device’s GPS capability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player. The game supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items.

Pokémon Go rapidly topped the American iOS App Store’s “Top Grossing” and “Free” charts. The game has become the fastest game to top the App Store and Google Play, beating Clash Royale, and it became the most downloaded app on the App Store of any app in their first week. Within two days of release, it was installed on more than 5% of Android devices in the United States

The game was downloaded more than 10 million times within a week of release, becoming the fastest such app to do so, and reached 15 million global downloads by July 13. According to SurveyMonkey, the game became the most active mobile game in the United States ever with 21 million active users on July 12, eclipsing Candy Crush Saga’s peak of 20 million.

By July 15, approximately 1.3 million people were playing the game in the Netherlands, despite the app not being officially released in the country. On the day of release in Japan, more than 10 million people downloaded the game, including 1.3 million in the first three hours.By July 31, the game exceeded 100 million downloads worldwide

Other countries and regions include: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau

Supported devices

  • Android
    • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
    • (Android N will not be supported until the official Android release)
    • Preferred resolution of 720×1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
    • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
    • GPS and Location Services
  • iOS
    • iPhone 5+
    • iOS 8+
    • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
    • GPS and Location Services
    • Jailbroken devices are not supported

Users in Malaysia can now download and play the game officially. Download links: Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Useful guides

For more info, visit the official Facebook announcement page here

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