How To Play Pokemon Go for Android in India – Download APK

by Karthik Iyer 16

Before yesterday, you might not have even heard about this so called Pokèmon, but interestingly, today is it one of the trending topic of the world and people are going crazy about it. Why and should you care about it? Well, let’s find out.

Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. On simple terms, it allows players to capture, battle, train, and trade Pokémon. Sounds simple, right? But there’s more to it. All this goodness of capturing the Pokèmon and training them etc. happens in the real world instead of the virtual gaming world which is confined to your smartphone.

Even though you don’t know much about these Pokèmons, you can still go ahead and play the game. You don’t have to be a hardcore fan of the famous anime series, on which the game is based on. One good thing about this game is that it’s intrinsically mobile and that by itself makes it more interesting to try out. You can’t play the sitting in front of the computer or wear a VR Rig, but instead, you actually have to move around in the real world to progress through the gameplay. So the idea here is, you are not just playing a game, but you are exploring your neighborhood and cover more places.

With that being said, the game is filled with whole lot of fun and interesting new features to explore. But the only concern is that. This game is not available in India yet. Yes, the company has released the game in only a few select countries, and the rest of the word is just waiting peacefully for the game to release and watching others play online. But there are ways you can get this game early before it’s official launch. Here’s how –

Download the Pokémon Go APK file

First of all, you need to allow Android device to install and run apps from external sources. Be cautious when you turn on this setting, as you’ll want to make sure you only download apps you know are safe and reliable. To do this, open up Settings and go to Security. Scroll down and next to where it says ‘Unknown sources,’ tap the toggle to turn this setting on. Now you need to download the Pokémon Go APK file. On your Android device go to the Pokémon Go APK web page and tap on ‘Download APK’. Select ‘OK’ when the warning message appears and Pokémon Go will download.

Once done, Pokémon Go will now install, letting you play right now. You can now enjoy the game without having to wait for its official release in your location. Let us know your thoughts about the game down below in the comments section. Stay tuned for more tutorials like this.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Shibin A

    Great.. Definitely gonna try it now.. But why dont they launch this game in every country on the same date?

    • Eldo Jacob

      It’s the beta version of the game that is out now.When the full version is out,they’ll launch the game in everywhere, I think so 🙂

      • Shibin A

        Oh.. I dont think so buddy..There is no beta version of this game i think … And the game has been officially launched in sm countries.. Only we Indians are the ppl who get everything late 🙁

        • Ralph Dudley

          it’s a 0.5x release, it’s definitely beta and it crashes all the time, its just a released beta

          that said, I’m enjoying it anyway

          • Shibin A

            Oh is it ?..i didnt know works great for me now..the game is awsm and addictive 🙂

          • Ralph Dudley

            some devices run it better than others, I get 5 crashes an hour on average unless I only walk around and gyms are almost definitely a crash : Hopefully by the time it gets to 1.x it will be fixed

          • Shibin A

            Ya..hopefully 🙂

  • Shibin A

    Just now downloaded and tried the game… Really hv to say the concept of the game is amazing.. After i downloaded.. It said me to catch one of the nearby Pokémons.. After literally walking frm end of my house to the other…i found it… It was a great experience… Then the game congratulated me for catching my first Pokémon and asked me to enter the name (which i wud like to be called).. But unfortunately whatever name i give.. It says “the name isnt available”… Tried many times…im not able to play further until i give a name to be called which iam not able to. Hope it will get fixed when the game officially comes to India 🙁

    *update* Its fixed.. Entered a name with numbers and Boom it worked.. Thnx… Game wrks great. 🙂

  • Eldo Jacob

    Caution!This game is dangerously addictive and I’m loving it 🙂 Brought back my nice childhood memories #PokemonFan

  • Clive Rennison

    Is this a safe apk? There are a few going round with malware, has phone radar checked it to make sure it’s safe?


    I had no idea what’s a Pokemon is,until now..Gonna give it a try it as I love Ingress type games

  • Just downloading this app now. Lets see who is going to score the highest in this game in this community. Will report back the scores post the gaming.

    • chiragkapuriya

      how does battery performance is?


    when i walk it doesn’t walk in pokemon go even if i enable location


    it even doesn’t walk