The USA, Australia and New Zealand are the only countries with access to Pokemon Go.
Or are they?
If you're in Canada, the UK, Europe or anywhere else you can get Pokemon Go with a VPN.
We use and recommend ExpressVPN to access Pokemon Go.
Here's how you do it.
So you've been met with this dreaded screen:
The first step is to get yourself a VPN.
This will allow you to make your connection appear as if it is in the USA, Australia or New Zealand where they have access to Pokemon Go.
We recommend grabbing this VPN:
Why that one?
- It's the fastest
- Has great servers in the USA, Australia and NZ
- We have tested and it worked with Pokemon Go
- You can also use it to sneak into Netflix
- It takes security seriously so you can also use it for torrenting and safe browsing
Step Two (iPhone)
If you're on an iPhone this next bit is easy. Just download the ExpressVPN app for your iPhone, then:
- Connect to a server in the US using a VPN app of your choice
- Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store
- Tap the “View Apple ID” link
- Click “Country/Region” > Change country or region”
- Tap the United States and click Agree
- When prompted for an address, simply use a random US address, such as a hotel or hostel
- When prompted to input new payment information, tap “none” or enter an iTunes gift card code
- Open the App Store, search for Pokemon Go
- Download, install, and enjoy!
This won't work in every country, however, we have tested it for Canada and the UK and it is working!
But What About Android?
At this stage, we don't recommend trying this for Android.
The Play store seems to be picking up VPN connections and blocking them, leaving you to download an APK from outside the Play store to try and get in.
This is a great way to download malware to your phone!
You may just have to wait if you're on Android.
You might just get lucky.
So that's that.
It's pretty easy to get Pokemon Go using a VPN if you live in the UK and Canada.
They are the countries next in line to receive the game.
Other countries it's worth trying too, as the developers will slowly roll it out in each region in advance of launch, and if you have a VPN you can get on in there early.