Pokémon Go, the world-popular augmented reality game is the first foray into augmented reality apps by Nintendo. Available for download on Android and iOS devices, Pokémon Go is available in numerous countries.
Although it’s not officially available globally, there are ways to make it work in South Africa.
International roll-out of the game has been paused because the developer is struggling to deal with the intense server demand.
Here’s what you need to know about streaming Pokémon Go on your iPhone in South Africa:
Downloads for iPhone:
- Go to the Settings menu on your iPhone
- Tap on “Apple ID” and select to sign out
- Go back to Settings
- Select General, and set Language and Region
- Set your region as US, New Zealand or Australia
- Open up the App Store
- Search for Pokémon Go
- If it doesn’t appear, choose a free app to download and select “Create New Apple ID”
- Go through the process of creating an Apple ID and select “None” in the billing menu.
- Add a US, New Zealand or Australian address
- Download and install Pokémon Go onto your iPhone
- Enjoy catching them all.
Pokémon Go is the latest game to take the world by storm. The game retains the basics of the Pokémon games of yester-year, except the augmented reality features allow players to enjoy catching them all in real life.
Once you start streaming Pokémon Go on your iPhone in South Africa, you’ll notice that the main area of the game is a brightly-animated version of Google Maps.
You’ll see roads, rustling grass and local landmarks disguised as Poke Stops and PokeGyms.
You can then use your smart device to catch as many Pokémon as you can, with the aim of evolving your Pokémon and improving your level as well as to try to catch as many rare Pokémon as possible.