So I live in India and as everyone knows, the game is not out for my country yet. So i downloaded a pokemon GO apk from a 3rd party website and the game is up and working on my phone. BUT the street map in the game is perfectly correct. Every house, every street and every park in the game map matches my real surroundings. How can that happen when the game is not out for my country yet?

Please help

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The game simply uses the data from Google Maps combined with gameplay data from Ingress.

There's no need for them to set up anything specific for India. (Doing this by hand would be a massive task even just for one country).

Also keep in mind that often features or data are already in some game even before they're actually accessible.

  • if the street map is ready then why isn't the game already out for India? Commented Jul 17, 2016 at 6:45
  • 5
    @Adi Just a marketing/business decision.
    – Mario
    Commented Jul 17, 2016 at 6:47
  • 6
    @Adi their servers can't support everyone, it's constantly crashing as it is.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Jul 17, 2016 at 7:21

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