Reliance Jio Brings Pokémon GO for Indian Gamers

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Mumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) delights Indian gamers by bringing the first-of-its-kind Augmented Reality game ‘Pokémon GO’ to the country in partnership with Niantic Inc., publisher and developer of Pokémon GO, and in association with The Pokémon Company.

With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises will appear as ‘PokéStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokémon GO game.

“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India,’’ said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic. “It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high-speed 4G LTE network will be an excellent way to experience the game,” he said.

On Jio’s social messaging app, JioChat, Pokémon players have access to an exclusive Pokémon Go Channel. The Pokémon Go Channel will enable Pokémon Go players to collaborate and be part of an exciting community of players with daily tips, contests, clues, and special events.

“With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokémon GO officially in India on the Reliance Jio network,” said Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio. “Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokémon GO app but also opens the door to more opportunities for our customers to enjoy content on Jio’s one-of-a-kind mobile broadband network,” he said.