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I'm from the United States and I'll be visiting Canada soon. Since Pokémon GO is not out for Canada yet, would I still be able to play and catch Pokémon in Canada seeing as my phone/game/account all originate from the United States?

For that matter, will I be able to play Pokémon GO in Canada once it is released in Canada? Or am I restricted to playing in the United States only?

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  • Caution to your data consumption !
    – Phoke
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 9:35

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You can only play Pokemon GO if the server allows you to play from the country you are visiting, as evidenced by this incident involving an Australian expat who visited Singapore and wasn't able to play Pokemon GO. They seem to allow/block based on IP address geolocation, since there is an article with instructions to use VPN to workaround the block.

Since there had been reports about people in Europe being able to play the game before the game is officially supported, the server evidently allows many countries beyond countries officially supported.

You can check the list of supported countries on releases.com, or follow the news and social media to see whether the game is supported in a particular country.

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  • You can add South Korea on that NO! list unfortunately :(
    – bmarkham
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 5:55
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    Apparently it works in Poland, specifically in Auschwitz. Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 7:16
  • You can add The Netherlands.
    – Kiwu
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 9:07
  • @Kiwi to which list? The one where it works or doesn't work?
    – Mixxiphoid
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 9:47
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    @zaibis It is officially available since this morning in Germany.
    – toni
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 11:56
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The game field is global. You can play it all over the world. This is both evidential from Ingress and the current Pokemon GO user base who play it globally at the moment with downloaded APKs.

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    Well then. Someone with a high level Pokemon Go account and a satellite internet hookup needs to climb Mt. Everest and let us know what Pokemon live up there.
    – Ellesedil
    Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 21:07
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    @Ellesedil Articuno.
    – Virusbomb
    Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 21:08
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    @Ellesedil. Would be a really nice touch if we could find Red at the top of Mt. Fuji.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 22:12
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    @Ellesedil Run it in an Android emulator and set the GPS location to Mt. Everest :-)
    – wb9688
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 8:09
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    @wb9688 I'm not sure since the Pokémon Go terms currently give a 404, but the Ingress terms explicitly state that you will not "submit fake, falsified, misleading, or inappropriate data submissions, edits, or removals.". I'd say emulating your GPS location would be fake data submission. Since the Ingress terms contain this stipulation, it's likely the Pokémon Go terms would have a similar one.
    – Nzall
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 13:18
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Japan is in the testing phase so you can walk around all you want but you aren't gonna get any Pokemons popping up. I walked all ard Shinjuku and Hakone with no luck.

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Yes definitely you can play Pokemon Go in Canada too. Because this is a Global Game. You can play it everywhere in the world once you have it.

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    Can you play it in a country where the app is not available, like China or Japan?
    – Blaszard
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 7:22
  • @blaszard you can play, but no pokemon will show up. Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 12:38

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