Pokemon fans in Asia may have a while longer to wait for Pokemon Go to launch in their home countries. Niantic has announced that the game has instead gone live in Latin America; just in time for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Many fans expected the developer to have an announcement for Southeast Asia at some point soon; especially considering that Niantic has been setting up additional servers in this region. It turns out that this behaviour many have been a red herring.
It isn’t entirely clear which countries in South America have Pokemon Go at this point, as the official announcement on Facebook has only vaguely referred to Latin America. However, comments from players on Reddit indicate that Brazil and Argentina are able to access the game.
Other updates from Niantic include news that the battery saver function will return to iOS at some point. The feature was removed in the last update; supposedly because Niantic believed that it wasn’t working properly and would like extra time to work on it.
Legendary Pokemon have also been removed from the accounts of players who accidentally received them. No reason was given for why some players were able to catch the first generation legendary Pokemon, but it is likely due to a server error. That being said, this only means that Niantic is saving them for a special occasion.
[Source: Pokemon Go Facebook]