The long wait for Niantic's location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go finally ended for Indian fans on December 14. Despite the five-month delay, Pokemon Go has huge following in the sub-continent and to cash-in on the craze, Reliance Jio has collaborated with Niantic to host PokeStops and PokeGyms at its Digital Express and Mini outlets across India.
It has to be noted that the collaboration between Niantic and Reliance Jio is just a sponsorship deal similar to Starbucks and McDonald's in global markets. Consumers subscribing to rival operators such as Airtel, Idea, Vodafone and Aircel, among others can also install Pokemon Go and play.
That being said there are some restrictions to play Pokemon Go as the game can only be played on select Android and iOS devices having a specific set of hardware and operating system.
To provide better perspective, we have tabled the system configuration details which are required for successful installation of Pokemon Go on smartphones.
System requirements for Pokemon Go:
|Platform||Compatibility||Latest Version||size||In-App Purchase range||Download link|
|Apple iOS App store||Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch||v1.19.1||252MB||1. 100 PokéCoins Rs. 602. 550 PokéCoins Rs. 3003. 1,200 PokéCoins Rs. 6204. 2,500 PokéCoins Rs. 1,2005. 5,200 PokéCoins Rs. 2,5006. 14,500 PokéCoins Rs. 6,200||HERE|
|Google Play store (Android)||v4.4 KitKat and up, should also have 2GB RAM||v0.49.1||Around 86.0MB||₹ 60.00 - ₹ 6,200.00 per item||HERE|
Note:Pokemon Go is a free to install game, but players will be charged for making in-app coin purchases as shown in the table.
How to install Pokemon Go?
Once you find the Pokemon Go app on Apple iTunes or Google Play (also check for download link in the above table), tap the install button and follow the procedure as guided by the applications and you are good to go.
How to play Pokemon Go:
For the uninitiated, Pokemon Go makes use of the smartphone's camera and GPS location feature to project virtual Pokemon creatures on the screen.
Players just have to go to designated locations shown on the virtual maps depicted on the smartphone to catch Pokemon creatures and train them in the Gym. If the players want to catch more Pokemons and consumable items in the game, they have to look for PokeStops. Pokemons can also be transferred to Professor Willow, who will reward players with candies.