Pokemon GO – the first Pokemon game to appear on mobile, launched yesterday in Google Play and the iOS App Store. One thing the NT Police forgot to remind Pokémon trainers of though, are the very real dangers basically everywhere you go in Australia. So while Sandshrews may not be anything to worry about, you certainly have to keep your eyes open when you’re tracking Pokémon Down Under.
The Pokémon animated series is split up into five chronologically sequential series in Japan, split up by the version of the video game series the anime takes inspiration from: the original series, the Advanced Generation series, the Diamond & Pearl series, the Best Wishes! series, and currently the XY series which began in October 2013. In the international broadcasts, these five series are split into 19 separate seasons.
These anime series are accompanied by spin-off programming, consisting of Pokémon Chronicles, a series of side stories featuring characters in the anime that are not its current cast of main characters, and the live action variety and Pokemon-related news shows of Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station, Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon Smash!, and Pokémon Get TV, premiering in late 2013. Currently, Pokemon is the fourth longest running animated series behind The Simpsons, Arthur and South Park and ahead of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents
After a somewhat rocky launch over the last 24 hours, Pokemon Go is now available in the US for iOS and Android. The App Store link can be found here, while the Play Store version is here. Pokemon Go first began populating in app stores in Australia and New Zealand yesterday, and the availability of the app in those two markets alone set off an internet frenzy that’s persisted all throughout the day.
Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so put your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world with Pokémon GO. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.
At the time, The Pokémon Company, which works with Nintendo and game maker Niantic Labs to oversee development of Go, told US and Japan players to “please wait a while.” It seems that wait wasn’t too long, as the augmented reality mobile game has finally popped up for iPhone users in Apple’s US online store. The Play Store link, which previously said the app was “unavailable in your country,” became active just a short while ago following a slight delay after the iOS link went live. It’s unclear at this time when Pokémon Go will be made available in Japan, Canada, the UK, or other markets.