Official launch means Canadians can wrangle a snorlax without sideloading.

Right alongside the iOS launch today, Pokémon Go is now available in Canada through Google Play. While Canadians could previously play by directly installing the APK file from a third-party source, the official launch means they don't need to worry about running across fake apps or malware.

Since the app has only just become available in Canada, it might not be showing up for everyone in the Play Store just yet — so hold tight if you're not seeing it to begin with.

A word of warning, though: Actually playing the game may be a challenge, as the Pokémon Go servers have been creaking under the strain of millions of players around the world — no doubt worsened by many new territories being added over the weekend.

Once you are able to log in, be sure to check out our Pokémon Go guide to get up to speed.