I wanna be the very best,
Like no one ever was.
To catch them is my real test,
To train them is my cause.

Yesterday Pokemon fans around the world noticed Pokémon GO!, the GPS-based mobile Pokemon game, appearing on their smartphone shops! As far as America is concerned, Android users should be able to download the app right now, and a few sneaky South Africans. Why not?!

It appears the iPhone version is also released by the time of writing, without any hassles or problems.

We just downloaded the game and it’s FUN! Australia and New Zealand seemed to be the first areas that got the game, but it’s been almost all radio silence in terms of what regions were coming up next. It’s still unclear when Pokémon GO will be coming to other areas that still don’t have it, or people who can’t bypass the restrictions.

Reception has been mixed so far, with some fans disappointed that the game is very far from the kind of full Pokémon experience they’ve come to expect on Nintendo handhelds, but others are just happy that Pokémon have made it to non-Nintendo mobile devices at last.