The app, which was first launched in Australia, New Zealand and the United States on July 6th, is available to download for Thai based users from official app stores for the first time.
Reports from earlier this week said the game was not expected to be released in Thailand until September. However, makers Niantic made the announcement of the games release on Twitter on Saturday:
Trainers in 15 new countries & regions in Asia and Oceania can download Pokémon GO from the Play Store or App Store! https://t.co/UoFXEuAPYv
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 6, 2016
The game has also been released in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.
Telecoms regulators had expressed concern about the the release of the game in Thailand saying they were eager to prevent any of the controversial incidents that had hit the headlines in other countries from occurring in Thailand.
Earlier this week, Thailand’s tourism talked up the idea of linking up with makers Niantic in order to setup major tourist attractions in Thailand as designated Poke-Stops.
Despite the game not being available in Thailand until now, thousands of people have tried to access the game by changing the region settings on their phone or downloading it via unofficial app stores, something which has led to warnings from cyber security experts following a surge in devices infected with Android malware.
The popularity of the game has been unprecedented in the days since its launch.
How to download Pokemon Go in Thailand
Now that the game has been officially released in Thailand, Apple users can download it from the app store, while Android users can download it from Google Play.
If you have already downloaded an APK version of the app on Android you will need to delete that first and reinstall so that you receive all the official updates. Likewise, if you have an iPhone and changed your region settings to that of another country, you should change them back and install the game properly.