Pokémon Go for iOS Not in Canada Yet, Rolling Out Worldwide

Nintendo is rolling out Pokémon Go for iOS (and Android) right now worldwide, with users in New Zealand and Australia seeing the console maker’s second mobile game live in the App Store.

Developed by Niantic Labs (makers of Google’s Ingress AR game for iOS), the augmented reality game uses sensors from your device to place Pokémon in the real world, so you can nab them wherever you travel.

Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!

Search far and wide for Pokémon and items
Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.

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The game is a free download–but is also powered by in-app purchases, ranging from $1.49 to $159.99 CAD.

Right now, it’s not available in download in Canada or the USA yet. According to the Wall Street Journal, Pokémon Co. is informing U.S. and and Japanese customers to “please wait a while” for the launch of the mobile title:

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When Nintendo’s first iOS app, Miitomo first launched in Japan in early March, it made its way to Canada about two weeks later. If Nintendo decides to follow the same release timeline for Pokémon Go, Canadians could be waiting just a bit longer to get their hands on the mobile game.

Here’s a preview of gameplay from Curved.de:

Click here to download Pokemon GO in the App Store (once it goes live in Canada, this link should work).

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  • I can’t post any links but my wife and I are playing it on our iPhones right now in Canada. there are workarounds that do not require jailbreaking. You shouldn’t have to look too hard if you know how to use Google Search and you’ll be happy you did

  • Stephanie

    Would You mind sharing how you managed to get the game on your iPhone ?

  • OliChabot

    Why do I have the feeling this game is going to ruin my phone’s battery life ?

  • You pretty much need to make a US iTunes account to download it there’s some guides online to help you step by step.

  • Pier-Alex Lafond

    No we cant cause the icon “none” in billing information doesnt appear when you are in US account

  • Well then… I suppose the 5 days I’ve been playing on my iPhone doing exactly what I said was a figment of my imagination then, eh?

    Keep trying, you just have to figure it out.