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Attention trainers: Pokémon GO is now available in Vietnam

Saturday, August 06, 2016, 11:34 GMT+7

Trainers in Vietnam do not have to wait any longer to start ‘catching ‘em all’ as the phenomenon mobile game Pokémon GO is officially available in the Southeast Asian country as of today, August 6.

Pokémon GO is now available for download from the Play Store or App Store in Vietnam and 14 “new countries and regions across Asia and Oceania,” the game’s Facebook page announced at 8:00 am on Saturday.

The countries, territories and regions include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

yoxybRb9.pngThis screenshot taken on August 6, 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City shows a nearby Gym of Pokémon GO

Enthusiasts of the Pokémon franchise in Vietnam have been longing for the official launch of Pokémon GO in the country ever since the Niantic app began taking the world by storm early July.

People have tried all possible ways to play the augmented reality mobile game but eventually had to give up and kept waiting for the official launch.

Built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform, Pokémon GO uses real locations to encourage players to search the Poké world in order to disocver ‘catch ‘em all.’

“[The game] allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings,” the app creator writes on their website.

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