Pokemon Go has now been released in the UK, still no news on Thailand release date


Pokemon Go has now been released in the UK, its creators announced on the official Pokemon Go Twitter account.

The game has become a global phenomenon since it was released over a week ago in the United States, New Zealand and Australia. On Wednesday it was officially released in Germany.

Pokemon Go, which uses augmented reality, requires players to roam a map to catch Pokemon characters, train them and then battle against other players.

The game uses the GPS data on a smartphone so people play the game in real life locations.

The popularity of the game has so far been staggering, with makers Niantic forced to delay the release of the game globally as they were unable to keep up with demand.

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It’s already estimated to have been downloaded on more than 4 million iPhones in the Unites States alone and added tens of millions to the share price of Nintendo, which part owns the Pokemon franchise.

However, the game hasn’t been without its controversy, with a surge in reports of people getting injured while running around towns and cities playing the game.

Players are required to visit ‘Pokestops’ to collect free items in the game. A Pokestop is typically a landmark or building but some Pokestops have also proved controversial with players being sent to sex shops, nudists beaches and methadone clinics.

UK children’s charity the NSPCC has warned that the game could be used by people to prey on children.

While people in the UK can now officially download the game there is no news yet on when it will be officially unveiled in Thailand.

However, there are a couple of ways Android and iOS users in Thailand or in other countries can download load it before it is released – more info on which can be found here.


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