All About Pokémon Go – Release in India, Best Phones for Pokémon G, Prerequisites, Battery Saving

Pokémon Go is Niantic’s first Augmented Reality (AR) app for Apple and Android devices. The newly-launched game ‪‎Pokémon Go‬ continues to gain steam. The game has already been incredibly popular with Pokémon players around the world. This location-based game encourages the users to explore their surroundings to catch Pokémon by hunting for pocket monsters. Enjoy the fantasy of becoming a Pokémon master by capturing, battling gym leaders, collecting items and training virtual creatures called ‘Pokémon’s’.

Pokémon G Release in India

The game has gone viral and has successfully captured the fancy of young Indian professionals who are taking to streets to catch Pokémon’s. Although the game has not been officially launched in India, one can download it through a pirate site that gives access up to level 5.

Nandni Sundaresan, an IT Professional, downloaded the game three days ago out of sheer curiosity. “I’m always online to catch Pokemons that crop up in my surroundings. Even at work, my teammates join in during break hours and we make it a competition,” Sundaresan said.

Most players around the world have become quite curios and impatient about the launch of this AR game. Diehard fans of can’t wait to catch Pokémon on their Smartphones. The good news is that if you’re in the US, UK or Australia Canada, Germany, and New Zealand you can now officially download Pokémon Go for Android mobile phones and Apple iOS devices. As, per sources, the game is set to release in Japan and other countries around the world.

Playing The Game is Great Fun

Walking around in the real world and catching wild Pokémon on your Smartphone may sound absurd. However, Niantic made this possible. You have to move around across the road and hit various Pokestops to catch that wild Pokémon. The game is very well designed with the focus strongly being on exploration.

Pokemon Go has a killer concept: to bring the “catch ’em all” experience from the Pokemon games into the real world.

You will find all simplified menus. The settings menu is also quite minimal – with options only for Music, Vibrations, and Battery Saver. On tapping the Pokeball on screen, you can see your Pokedex and also lets you personalize the Pokémon. Overall the interface design is quite awesome and it works well for this game.


While it may sound appealing, Pokémon Go is serious business and it comes at a price. To enjoy it at its best, your phone will need network and GPS connectivity, a camera and gyroscope, and a large, hefty battery to get you through the day. With those requirements in mind, here are our top phone picks for starting your Pokémon Go adventure.

Best Phones For Pokémon Go

All About Pokémon Go - Release in India, Best Phones for Pokémon G, Prerequisites, Battery Saving

Here are some of the top mobile phones that guarantee best gaming feel. With their crisp, bright and vivid display; long battery life and fast processors, these phones offer the best experience.

•    Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge
•    Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
•    LG G4
•    Motorola Moto G4
•    BLU Studio One Plus

Do check our List of Mobile Phones to Amp-Up Your Gaming Experience

If none of the phones above fit your preferences, your mobile must meet the following specifications to play Pokémon Go –

• Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
• At least 2GB of RAM
• Preferred resolution of 720 x 1280
• Strong Internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
• GPS and Location Services
• Intel® CPUs are not supported
• iPhone 5+
• iOS 8+
• Strong Internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
• GPS and Location Services
• Jail broken devices are not supported

As the game requires you to keep the screen on all the time, it has driven the need for Long Battery Phones‬. I must say, it’s a big world out there! If you want to catch ’em all, you need to stay safe, alert, and keep your devices powered.

How to Save the Battery Life When Playing Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is taking over the world. While it’s a huge fun to play the game, the app drains your Smartphone’s battery life very quickly. If you too are frustrated because of the dying phone battery life while hunting for Pokémon – then read on to find out how to save the battery of your phone!

Enable Pokémon Go’s Battery Saver Mode – Thankfully it’s pretty easy to dissipate out more battery life, with Pokémon Go’s battery saver mode. Open up the Pokémon Go app, and then tap on the “Setting” ->’Battery Saver’. It will dim the screen. Turning off sound effects, music and vibration will also help keep your battery from draining too fast.

Use Offline Maps In Pokémon Go – Pokémon Go uses Google Maps to pull the world data to your smartphone, and while you’re out and about this uses your data connection, which in turn drains your battery while playing Pokémon Go. However, you can download Google Maps for offline use, which will improve the performance of Pokémon Go. Open up the Google Maps app -> Settings -> Offline areas. Press the ‘+’ icon then use the map to draw a square of the area you want to download. Next tap on ‘Download’.

Battery Pack – Using portable power packs / power banks can be a great relief.

Note: The Pokemon Go is yet to be launched in India. However, many people are downloading the game from unauthorized sources that can have the threat of malware and viruses. So, we advise waiting from the official launch and download it from authorized sources.


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A programmer by education, but a passionate Digital Marketing Professional by choice, Laxmi is a content crafter at Mobikart. She loves to write & has published numerous articles on Technology, Real Estate on various sites. She loves playing around with innovative stuff regarding Smartphones and gadgets. Apart this, she also a big foodie who loves to explore a variety of cuisines and has deep passion for cars.