Pokemon Go mania is sweeping the globe, but since it is being released at different times in different locations, some people are still (impatiently) waiting.
So far, the game has been released in:
- United States
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
There are rumors that it’ll be coming out in Asia sometime this week, but this rumor hasn’t been confirmed.
Update, July 13: The game is now, the first country in Europe to get it.
Update, July 14: You can now play in the UK, too.
Update, July 19: Support for 26 European countries were added.
The servers for Pokemon Go did temporarily go live in Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore on July 10. It didn’t last long, though.
Originally, the worldwide release was supposed to happen in the first week of July. After the first three countries, developer Niantic decided to hold off on releasing the game to any more until it could address its server issues.
Here’s what the company had to say about the situation on its Twitter account:
If you live in South America or Canada, you may have to keep waiting. As of now there is no word on release dates in those areas.
The game’s available in your area and you still can’t play?
No matter where you’re located, you still may not be able to play. According to Downdetector, at the time of this writing, 51 percent of people reporting to the site have connection problems and 48 percent have log-in problems.
Some have reported that if you try logging in with Google instead of the Trainer’s Club you’ll get in. Beware, though. Logging in with a different method may create a new game.