Today the Pokémon Company tweeted, along with Junichi Masuda, that Pokémon Go has announced registration for beta testing (‘field tests’) for the application.
— ポケモン公式ツイッター (@Pokemon_cojp) March 4, 2016
— 増田順一@GAME FREAK inc. (@Junichi_Masuda) March 4, 2016
The website for registration has gone live, although it is only accessible if you live in Japan (or can trick the site into thinking that). Beta testing starts in late March. Registration requires a Google/Gmail email, and either an iPhone 5 (or beyond), or an Android phone on Android version 4.3 or higher.
These ‘field tests’ may also start later for other countries, so it’s something to keep an eye out for. This is also an indication that development has progressed steadily on Pokémon Go.
Would you be eager to help beta test Pokémon Go? Let us know in the comments!