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UPDATE 4/8: Niantic has announced via its webpage that field testing for Pokémon GO will now be expanding to both Australia and New Zealand. No other territories have been announced. The full press release is provided below.

The Pokémon Company and Niantic invite users to field test Pokémon GO in Australia and New Zealand. Users can visit to sign up. Please note that sign up doesn’t guarantee access to the field test. The Pokémon GO field test will give users the opportunity to share early feedback and help improve the Pokémon GO experience.
Thank you for your interest in Pokémon GO.

— The Pokémon GO Development Team

Good news for anyone looking forward to Pokémon GO! Niantic, the company working with Pokémon to developed Pokémon GO, has just announced through its official Twitter account that field testing for the app is to begin today! Or, technically tomorrow, as it’s already March 29th in Japan.




This translation is further confirmed by Dr. Serkan Toto through his Twitter. No other information is available regarding this at the time, but hopefully this means Pokémon and Niantic are making significant progress and that we’ll be seeing Pokémon GO launch fairly soon!

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