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'Pokémon Go' is live in India and South Asia

The rollout includes Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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Pokémon Go has expanded to a new region about once a month, launching in Southeast Asia and Oceania back in August, parts of the Balkans and Central Asia in September and some of the Middle East in November. Today, the game is finally opening in India and these South Asian countries: Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

In a post announcing the expansion, Niantic specifically apologized to their Indian fanbase, citing "a few administrative challenges" that delayed the launch. Players in the country won't just have Starbucks hotspots, either: regional LTE mobile network operator Reliance Jio has made 3,000 of their stores and partner locations into PokéStops and Gyms. This mobile provider partnership shouldn't be a surprise, as Niantic partnered with over 10,000 Sprint stores last week to provide American users with the same hotspot action.

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