Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality [Photo: Pokemon Go screenshot seen in a smartphone]Reuters

Niantic's augmented reality (AR) mobile phone game Pokemon Go is already an old game in some countries, but new updates have managed to keep the players engaged. The developers have come up with new updates, including the Pokemon Go Halloween event that brought more fun to gamers by giving them better a chance to earn several candies quickly from tasks like Buddy level-up, and Pokemon transfer.

The latest update to Pokemon Go is reducing Pidgey, Rattata and Zubat, and they will be removed from all eggs.

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"Professor Willow has discovered that you may encounter other Pokémon where Pidgey, Rattata, and Zubat were previously more commonly found," tweeted Pokemon Go's official Twitter handle.

Surprisingly, Niantic hasn't released Pokemon Go in several countries, including world's biggest gaming markets like India, China and South Korea. There is no hint when the game will be released in these countries despite anticipation among gamers.

The game is unlikely to come to South Korea for one reason though it is one of the world's biggest gaming hubs. The game requires real-time geospatial technologies and Google's map data to play, but the country doesn't allow use of uncensored map data from overseas. So, the game may come to the country late even if it is released.

The game may face issue in India too, but it's not something that can't be solved. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat high Court seeking a ban on Pokemon Go claiming that its release in the country could hurt religious sentiments of certain communities. But court is unlikely to obstruct the release of the game in the country if Niantic is ready.

It appeared like the game would come to China in a matter of days when Hong Kong got it, but it was not to be. The game hasn't come to the country and it is not known when it will happen.

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