Reliance Jio partners with Niantic to bring Pokémon GO to India

Pokémon GO
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Pokémon GO is finally coming to India via Reliance Jio, who has struck a partnership with game developer Niantic to launch the augmented reality game in India.

With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as PokéStops or Gyms in the game beginning Wednesday, December 14.

The two companies will work together to bring Indians a richer mobile entertainment experience for Pokémon GO, including activating Jio retail locations and charging stations as PokéStops and Gyms within the game and allowing Indians to catch, train, and battle at any of Jio’s outlets throughout the country.

On Jio’s social messaging app, JioChat, Pokémon players will have access to an exclusive Pokémon Go Channel, enabling them to collaborate and be part of a community of players with daily tips, contests, clues, and special events.

Thanks to Jio’s Happy New Year Offer currently in effect, Jio SIM customers will be able to download and play Pokémon GO without incurring data charges, like any other apps and content, till 31st March 2017.

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