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Ready your pokéballs, Pokémon Go has begun rolling out

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If you’re a Pokémon fan, I have some good news and I’m also afraid I have some (climbs massive podium to address WWE crowd) baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad news for ya! The good news is, is that Pokémon Go has finally begun rolling out all over the world, starting with Australia and New Zealand this morning. The baaaaad news? You’re going to have to go outside to actually play the game properly.

Y’know, that place beyond your room where a blazing star shines its doom-light on you and blisters your skin, while people actually interact with you in virtually real reality. So what is this Pokémon Go then? It’s basically a smartphone game of exploration, played in the real world and focused on being the best Pokémon master there ever was by using your mobile device to hurl all manner of pokéballs at the OG generation of pocket monsters. I’ve already caught a Charmander on my desk, and that alone is brilliant.

Hopefully when I hit the gym today, I’ll be able to score a Machamp or a fresh set of bruised eyeballs when the swole chaps in the free weighs section gets fed up with me chucking stuff at them. If you’re in the right region, you can grab Pokémon Go from the Google Play store or the iOS App Store. If you’re not, then just hit up a search on your Android device at for “APK mirror Pokémon Go” and you’ll be sorted.

I’ve got a feeling that Pokémon Go could be a massive mobile success for Nintendo, who have no partnered with Niantic to develop this title and actually get people outside as the late Satoru Iwata dreamed of when the company began working on Quality of Life programs. Gotta catch ‘em all! Also, apologies if I break into your house, but dammit I have to catch that Electabuzz even if it means messing with your Feng Shui.

Last Updated: July 6, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    July 6, 2016 at 09:40

    …wait wait. THIS IS AVAILABLE ALREADY!?!


  2. VampyreSquirrel

    July 6, 2016 at 09:44

    Shouldn’t that be “ready your virtual pokeballs”?
    Or “Ready your pokeballs that will only exist until the servers are shutdown”?


  3. ElFakio

    July 6, 2016 at 09:46

    They said they wanted a pokemon vr game … little did they know what it would do . It was meaningless fun at first then the symptoms stated . Production stopped , the power grid went down , resources became scarce . The world would have descended into chaos and anarchy . But we were to busy capturing Charmanders to realise it was our end …


    • Ottokie

      July 6, 2016 at 09:54

      Pokemon… Pokemon never changes.


  4. Original Heretic

    July 6, 2016 at 09:53

    Wait….Darryn at the gym? What the….?

    Oh wait, I know why! BATMAN TRAINING!


    • The D

      July 6, 2016 at 10:08

      Yeah, I decided to get into shape again. BUT NOT TODAY!


      • Original Heretic

        July 6, 2016 at 10:11

        Especially with the weather in PE today.

        My wife is sick in bed. I nearly started gnawing at my own leg to give me an excuse to join her.


  5. Brandon van Reenen

    July 6, 2016 at 10:27

    There are APKs, I repeat there are APKs!


  6. fleshtwister

    July 6, 2016 at 11:52

    Download the APK. It works..


  7. HairyEwok

    July 6, 2016 at 12:00

    Want to catch ’em all? Well then you’ll have to travel the world to succeed.


  8. DragonSpirit009

    July 6, 2016 at 13:21

    No! Why?! Why?! Now I have to get this!


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