ByMarco Antonio Calero, writer at
I'm a man who lives in Japan and is a Marvel movie fan. Follow me on Twitter @MarvelMovieFan0
Marco Antonio Calero

Pokémon is one of the most popular video games in the world and has been for a long time. With the release of "Pokémon Go", Pokémon's popularity has risen to new heights. "Pokémon Go" is slowly rolling out into different countries and now Japan finally joins that list.

While the US, Australia, and New Zealand had been enjoying playing "Pokémon Go" before anyone, many people in Japan had been waiting impatiently to give the new Pokémon game a go. The people in Japan who were able to download the app during the time of its initial release had only been able to capture starting Pokémon and nothing else. There was a moment where people were able to capture Pokémon but only for a limited time.

With Japan unable to play "Pokémon Go" at the same time as the US came as a shock to many people because Japan is the birthplace of Pokémon. This is the country that had Pikachu as its official mascot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. The reason for Japan and other countries not getting the game sooner was because the servers were not ready to handle so many people. During the initial launches in the US, Australia, and New Zealand players experienced server errors. Niantic Inc., Nintendo Co., and Pokemon Co. did not expect to have this many people playing the game so soon. To avoid these servers from crashing in other countries and ruining the experience for the players, these companies decided to push back the release date. Since Japan is a crowded country and the servers have to handle many people in a small area, an exact release date was not given. The leaked McDonald's email also delayed the release.

Now that everything is said and done, people living in Japan can now enjoy conquering gyms at McDonald's and becoming Pokémon Masters.

For those who do not know, "Pokemon Go" is a game where players can use their smartphones to interact with Pokemon like never before. By using the camera, the smartphone screen, and the GPS players can see Pokémon in the real world.

Paraphrasing for those who do know, "Pokémon Go" is a game where you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is your real test, to train them is your cause. You will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each Pokemon to understand the power that's inside. Pokemon, (gotta catch them all).


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