Pokémon Go is now officially available in the UK!

Pokémon Go has taken the U.S. and other select markets where it's available by storm, but now the popular title is finally available in the UK. There's no longer a requirement for you to risk your handset's security by downloading some potentially malicious app. Simply head into Google Play, view the Pokémon Go listing and hit that download button.

Note: If you're not seeing Pokémon Go as available in the Play Store app on your phone, try installing it via the web store (opens in new tab) on a computer instead.

As has been the case in a number of reports, we urge you fellow British citizens to remain calm and throw some balls, but always be aware of your surroundings. And please, don't Pokémon and drive. You can grab Pokémon Go from the Play Store using the link below. Sound out in the comments if you're already out and about this morning!

Rich Edmonds
13 Comments
  • Alas I've succumbed to the marketing hype, I've puled the trigger and downloaded it, not sure I want to give it my Google data but I'll give it a try and see what the fuss is about.
  • Just realised I can only use WI - FI only as I don't have any money on my PAYG phone. Oh well at least I know what might be ducking my money next time I top up. Posted via Android Central App
  • There's the Nintendo account option too. Honestly surprised that there isn't a Facebook option. Happy about that too. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Downloading on my BlackBerry PRIV now. Nice one. Posted via the BlackBerry Priv®
  • Goodbye servers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Make it come out in Ireland plz Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anybody got the bug where it won't let you pick a nickname? P̶o̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶N̶e̶x̶u̶s̶ ̶6̶P̶
    H982 FKL
  • I had that about a week and a half ago. Keep trying different names, close and re open or give the servers some time.
  • Downloaded it this morning & caught 3 Pokemon without leaving the house lol. First of all it said it wasn't available in my country then I cleared the cache from Google play then I could install it fine. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Boom only weedles and piddgys here in Skegness UK and have to walk miles to find them 2 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol let's give it a go then Posted via the Android Central App
  • Going to need a battery pack to play this game it absolutely hammers my battery. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Works with N beta now too after the update. Posted via the Android Central App