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    October 5, 2016

    It’s official: Pokemon Go has launched in South Africa

    pokemon go officially launches in south africa

    Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company have officially brought the smash hit title Pokemon Go to South Africa on board both iOS and Android.

    The craze might be over, but at least it’s here: Pokemon Go has officially made landfall in South Africa, where the game is available on both iOS and Android.

    The South African release follows the game becoming available in the broader African market; the game is now available in (brace yourself): Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Chad, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d‘Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

    Read: Pokemon Go crashes hard; 10 million players leave the game behind

    If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, Pokemon Go is the latest mobile game to take the world by storm. Based off the popular Japanese anime series and card game, the game employs augmented reality to depict a player’s journey as they capture, collect, and battle Pokemon.

    Pokemon can be captured by walking and exploring new areas, which are tracked via GPS. Pokemon can be levelled up and improved as players capture creatures of the same type and trade them in, or walk distances alongside their favourite character thanks to the new Buddy System.

    If you’re eager to get into the game now that it is officially available in South Africa, we’ve got your back – check out our in-depth guides to get off to a roaring start:

    Getting Started: 10 Pokemon Go tips and tricks for the budding Pokemon trainer

    Out and about in South Africa: Here‘s how to find Pokemon in South Africa with Pokemon Go

    Getting Ahead: 5 advanced Pokemon Go tips and tricks for the powerhouse player

    Pokemon Go is available now on both the Google Play Store as well as the iOS App Store.

    Are you planning to get (back) into the game? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

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