Pokémon Go Releases Across Europe In 26 More Countries

by Elise Favis on Jul 16, 2016 at 06:53 AM

While Pokémon Go has already released in Britain, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, much of Europe has been still anticipating its roll out. As of today, the wildly popular game is available in an additional 26 European countries.

These regions include:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

However, there still remains several parts of the world that don't have Pokémon Go yet, including Canada, China, Japan, and more. Because of this big European roll-out, the game has been plagued with more server issues, but rest assured, Niantic is working hard to fix them

Pokémon Go has been a cultural phenomenon taking the gaming world by storm. For more on the augmented reality mobile game, read about how we find the server problems disruptive to the experience, watch our Test Chamber, and read editor Jeff Marchiafava's humor column.

[Source: Twitter]


Our Take
It's absolutely incredible how large of an impact Pokémon Go is having right now, and it doesn't look like the craze is ending any time soon. I'm happy to see that Europe will largely be able to take part in the fun, but I'm concerned about the unstable servers as the game continues to expand to different parts of the world. Hopefully those issues will be ironed out soon enough.