The reality game Pokémon GO is officially launching in India. A partnership has been formed between Jio and Niantic. The game will officially launch in India on December 14.
John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic said “We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India. It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high-speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.”
Mathew Oommen, President Reliance Jio said “With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch the game officially in India on the Reliance Jio network. Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokémon GO app but also opens the door to more opportunities for our customers to enjoy content on Jio’s one-of-a-kind mobile broadband network”
The JioChat app will have a Pokémon GO channel dedicated to the social aspects of the game. Users will be able to co-ordinate efforts for organising Pokéwalks, identifying nests or for Magikarp farming excursions. The channel will feature daily tips, contests, clues and special events.