Reliance Jio Brings Pokémon Go Officially To India In Partnership With Niantic

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[caption id="attachment_238980" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Representational Image Representational Image[/caption] The much popular Augmented Reality (AR) game ‘Pokémon Go’ is all set to come to India officially, as the Reliance Jio has partnered with Niantic to bring the game to India. The game Pokémon Go is beginning from the December 14 and this time after partnership thousands of Reliance Digital stores along with select partner premises in India will appear as 'PokeStops' or 'Gyms'. Reliance Jio is bringing the game 'Pokémon Go' to India keeping in mind its mission to empower Indians with opportunities that are fuelled by the power of data and Digital Life. “We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India.” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic. Also Read: Nitendo Releases Two New Pokemon Games Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Go “It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game,” John added. Reliance Jio will also enable Pokémon Go players to have access to an exclusive Pokémon Go channel on Jio's social messaging app- Jio Chat. The players will be able to collaborate and be part of a community of players on Jio Chat and can also get daily tips, contests, clues and special events. “With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokémon GO officially in India on the Reliance Jio network,” said Mathew Oommen, President Reliance Jio. “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,” Mathew added.