Are you lucky enough to be able to play Pokémon Go in your country when there is a Pokémon Go mania invading the world? Here is a short summary in which countries Pokémon Go is available, in which countries Pokémon Go is not released yet and in which countries it has even been banned.
So, in which countries you can play Pokémon Go?
Australia and Oceania
Australia and New Zealand had a huge advantage to get Pokémon Go the first on July 6.
On August 5 fifteen more countries and regions across Oceania could officially download Pokémon GO from the Play Store or App Store and discover Pokémon Go. Here they are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.
Pokémon Go is available in Japan since July 21.
Hong Kong started to enjoy the game on July 24.
Pokémon Go is not available in a biggest gaming market like China and does not make any profit to its creators yet. Sokcho the only city in South Korea is flooded with tourists who want to play Pokémon go since a decision from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to be made regarding access to digital mapping data. The rhombus-shaped cells below show the areas that Niantic has labeled in its mapping system as restricted areas, and Sokcho just barely makes it out:
India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan keep their finger crossed that you, guys will join the rest of the world soon!
Pokemon Go is still not officially released in Israel, but the game is very popular, to the extent that it had to be banned by commander’s direct order on the Army bases.
Pokémon Go was officially released in United States and Canada July 17 and crowds of trainers are running around cities!
Also Pokémon Go was launched in Mexico.
Finally, you can play Pokémon Go in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama since August 4.
It was a huge area where Pokémon Go became available to play on August 4. It includes many Caribbean countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, The Bahamas and Barbados, Bermuda, and Cayman Islands, Dominica and the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the Virgin Islands.
Pokémon Go was released in Brazil on August 3 after Rio's mayor begged Nintendo to release it before Olympic Games kick off. Well done!
There is not such good news for Argentina or Chile though. No Pokémon in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Falkland Islands and more than 400 million people are ready to hit the ground.
Germany was the first country in Europe where Pokémon Go was launched on July 13 following with United Kingdom starting to hunt for Pokémon from July 14 along with Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Niantic was proud to reveal that Pokémon GO was officially available to download in France from July 23
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland are able to download Pokémon GO from the Play Store or App Store since July 16.
Also in Switzerland Pokémon hunt on humans, beware!
Russia, Belarus and Ukraine create their own tricks and tips to be able to play even if map does not match surroundings. Half of Pokémon Go waiters have dressed up like Pokémon trainers and are impatiently shuffling Pokémon trading cards which had returned to Russia when they were distributed them along with toys in Happy Meals in Russian McDonalds in January 2012.
Looks like Niantic could not make any agreement with Middle East countries so far to make Pokémon Go available to download to its fans.
The game was not launched yet neither in United Arab Emirates, Egypt or Saudi Arabia.
As to the Islamic Republic of Iran it appeared to be the only country to ban Pokémon Go mentioning morality concerns which is not surprising after Facebook and Twitter were blocked too.
Arctic and Antarctica
No Pokémon captures were reported yet in the Arctic or Antarctica.