Aug 05, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
The most anticipated (as of now) mobile gaming app, which requires you to catch virtual animals known as pokemonsters in such places, "Pokemon Go," is now available in Brazil just in time for Rio Olympics. At last, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes' wish has come true!
Maybe the request of Rio de Janeiro's mayor was effective. On Wednesday, August 3, Paes begged the "Pokemon Go" creators, Nintendo and Niantic to launch the app before the Rio Olympics 2016, which will be officially open on Friday, August 5. Just in time, the augmented reality game became available in Brazil on Wednesday, AP reported.
On Thursday, August 4, "Pokemon Go" Facebook page announced that they have released the augmented mobile game app.
"We are excited to officially be putting Pokémon GO in the hands of our Latin American fans, visitors, and the athletes in Rio!," "Pokemon Go" wrote on Facebook.
They also informed gamers that they have fixed some bugs and other problems of the app. They also removed some features because some users experienced a lot of problems due to bugs.
Of course, some of athletes who will participate in Rio Olympics are fans of "Pokemon" and want to play the app even they are in Brazil. As a matter of fact, some Olympics athletes were previously reported expressed their dismay because the mobile game app was not available in the country.
A rabid fan from Japan, Kohei Uchimura, Olympic gymnast, was reported had spent $5,000 in data charges because he was playing the "Pokemon Go," while he's staying in Brazil, according to Yahoo Sports.
Almost more than 100 million times that "Pokemon Go" has been downloaded. In playing this game, you need to catch some virtual animated monsters, just like what Ash does, the lead character in "Pokemon." Since the game will let you feel like a real "Pokemon" trailer, expect that you will see pokemonsters in such places that you may not familiar, and requires more physical activities, including running or maybe jogging/running just to catch the pokemonsters.
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