Pokémon Go, the Game was a craze among Indians when it was started in July but the game’s official launch happened today
Reliance Jio, the 4G LTE-only carrier has partnered with Niantic, publisher and developer of Pokémon GO. The game will be available to download in the country starting today. Thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokemon GO game .
“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokemon GO in India.” said John Hanke, chief executive officer and founder of Niantic. “It’s exciting to see Pokemon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon,and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.”
The two companies will work together to bring Indians a richer and more enjoyable mobile entertainment experience for Pokemon GO, including activating Jio retail locations and charging stations as PokeStops and Gyms within the game and allowing Indians to catch, train, and battle at any of Jio’s outlets throughout the country.
“With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokemon Go officially in india won the Reliance Jio Network. Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokemon Go app but also opens the door to more opportunities to our customers to enjoy content on Jio’s one-of-a-kind mobile broadband network,” said Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio.