What Are the Prerequisites to Play Pokémon Go on Android Phone

Pokémon Go is the latest hype in the Android game world. However, not all Android phones are capable of playing this augmented reality game, so you may want to know the prerequisites to play Pokémon Go on an Android phone. Below is the full requirement for the Pokemon Go game to run on an Android phone.

Created by Niantic, the Pokémon Go has had a poor beginning, because of its far exceeding demand. For example, though it is available in a few countries only, it halted temporarily for server issues (due to massive use) soon after the start. In addition, though its APK is available for download outside the Play Store, report shows that it is infected by malware (more details here), so do not try it from unauthorized sources.

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To play Pokémon Go, your Android phone meets certain requirements. For example, it will not run on Android N Preview, will not work without GPS access, require internet access, etc. are some of the requirements. Full list is below.

Prerequisites to Play Pokémon Go on Android

1. Pokémon Go requires Android 4.4 kitKat and above. It will not work on Android N Preview, but it will work once the stable version of Android 7 Nougat released.

2. Pokémon Go will not run on Intel powered Android phone. For example, many Asus phones are running on Intel processors.

3. To play this game you should enable GPS and location services on your phone. The game requires knowing where your now, so you should enable it, otherwise it will not work.

4. Pokemon Go is an online game, so full internet access is requires playing the game.

You can install Pokémon Go from Play Store [HERE]. If it is not available in your country, you can download its apk from APK Mirror [HERE] and sideload it.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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