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Pokémon Go is now available in the UK

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Get out and catch 'em Britain

I've spent the past week wandering around my local park in London staring at my phone and catching monsters, and now you can, too. While Pokémon Go launched in the US last week, Brits across the pond have had to resort to sideloading the game on Android or using a US iTunes account to get early access. Pokémon Go is now officially launching in the UK on Android and iOS today.

Following the German launch yesterday, it's clear the UK addition means more European countries will get access to the hugely popular game this week. A large number of British players have already been playing the game, so the vast majority of gyms have already been secured by pokémon trainers. If you did use a US iTunes account, you'll need to delete the app and reinstall it from the UK App Store to continue receiving updates to the game. If you've waited for the official launch, now is the time to read up on exactly how to play Pokémon Go, and get those walking shoes ready because you're going to need them.


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