Pokémon Go Field Testing Launching in Australia, New Zealand

The folks down under can register interest in trying out a beta version of Pokémon Go now!

Earlier we reported that early beta testing was to begin in Japan for Pokémon Go. This has since begun, but with restrictions placed on sharing information. However, if you live in Australia or New Zealand, you’ll be able to sign up for a field test as well! You’ll need a smart phone for the game, and either a gmail or Google account to be able to register.

Pokémon GO is a real world game that will launch on iOS and Android devices in 2016. This game is being produced by Niantic, Inc. in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, and combines mobile location technology and augmented reality to create a unique game experience that motivates players to go outside, explore, and catch wild Pokémon in the world around them. Because the game involves numerous people playing in multiple countries at the same time, we have a lot to test before we publicly launch.

This is why we are asking for your help. We would love for you to – if selected – download the field test version and play it. Your regular gameplay and feedback will help us iterate, polish and make the game launch-ready.

Please note: the app is still in active development, so it has a limited set of features at the moment and there may be things that don’t work properly. We hope that you – as field testers – understand this and will work with us to make the Pokémon GO game experience truly phenomenal.

It sounds like places for the field test are limited. Other countries may get field test opportunities later on as well. Are you planning on signing up to try out Pokémon Go early?

Register here: