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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Pokemon Go comes to Malaysia

Pokemon Go is now available for download in Malaysia.

Malaysians woke up to the news that the hit augmented reality game by developer Niantic can now be downloaded on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store from today.

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm and is expected to be a huge hit in Malaysia.

The game takes a mobile phone’s camera, internet data connection and global positioning gadgetry, and combines them for a global game of hide-and-seek involving “Pokemon”, or virtual reality Pocket Monsters that can then be used for duels between players.

Among the PokeStops listed for the game so far include the Bible Society of Malaysia in Damansara Kim, the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Wet Market and the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery.

PokeStops are where Pokemon trainers, as players are called, can obtain Pokeballs, a device used to catch Pokemon.

Pokemon Go has dominated headlines across the globe after its officially launch in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Germany on Android and iOS last month.

It has since topped download charts in those countries, overtaking social media giants Facebook, Tinder, Twitter and Snapchat as the most downloaded application.

The game has increased Nintendo’s market value by 50 per cent since its debut.

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